For those of you new to St. Joseph or those of you that have never bought Scrip here is a brief explanation of the program. Scrip is a term that means, “substitute money.” When you purchase scrip, you are purchasing gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash.
You can use scrip to purchase every day needs like food, clothing, and gas. How this works is gift certificates are purchased from vendors at a discount and sold to you at face value. The discounts that range from 2% to 17% are the Scrip programs revenue. Twenty-five percent of this revenue stays in the Scrip account and the benefit to you is that 75% of that revenue can be used for the following designations:
- Tuition assessment
- Religious education
- Building Fund
- Food Bank
- Sponsor Our Students
- Outreach Program
To date the Scrip program has paid out over $175,000 for tuition assessments, the building fund, rectory updates, and the list goes on and on. This has been accomplished with only a small percentage of the families at St. Joseph participating. Just think what could be accomplished if more families took part in this fundraiser! I encourage all school families and parishioners to incorporate Scrip into their life style. Ask grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends to participate too. All orders benefit our parish family. Scrip is available for purchase after all weekend masses, weekdays in the church office during the following times:
- Wednesday 7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Fridays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
School families can also send their scrip orders through school with most orders being filled and returned the next day. The scrip program places all of its orders on Sunday evenings so if you will be needing a large amount of any type of scrip or you would like to be sure that you have a certain type of Scrip please be sure to have your order turned in by the 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. If you have any questions regarding the St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Scrip Program please contact Joyce Dodane at 639-6416.