Dear Music Parent:
We're pleased to share some exciting news about a fundraising program for our organization. It's called "Scrip", and it's the fundraising program that works while you shop.
Scrip is simply a word that means "substitute money" -- in other words, Scrip is gift cards from national and local retailers. They're the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our Scrip program including JCPenney, The Gap, Shell, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, and many, many others.
You're probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It's simple -- Scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift cards to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the cards for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and AMPA keeps the difference as revenue. And Scrip is exciting because everybody wins:
* The retailer gets cash upfront and repeat business...
* You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling...
* AMPA gets a regular source of revenue.
The beauty of Scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for AMPA without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with Scrip at the stores that participate in the Scrip program! And Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase, including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.
The Akron Music Parents Association Scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program.
Thanks for your support, and we'll see you at one of our meetings!
P.S. The program is up and running. Log onto www.shopwithscrip.com. To sign up, you will need the following code: D3CE16LA21L78