We are pleased to once again participate in the OPTO’s Gift Card Program, the fundraising program that works while you shop.
Commonly called “Scrip” it is simply gift cards and certificates from national and local retailers, the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our program including Bath & Body Works, Tim Hortons, The Gap, Sunoco, LongHorn Steakhouse, Barnes and Noble, Sears and many, many others that can be found at www.glscrip.com in various denominations.
You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple, 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 our school keeps the difference as revenue. And Scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:
- The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business
- You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling
- Our school 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 our school without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with gift cards at the stores that participate in the program! Gift cards can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.
Orders will be placed every Monday afternoon throughout the school year. Orders received by Monday morning will be sent home to you that same week on Friday! Additional order forms can be picked up in the office or found on OPTO’s new blog page, debuting soon.
The OPTO gift card program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program. They are great to have on hand for last minute gifts, and they are perfect for the upcoming holidays!
Thank you for your support, and don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!
Tawandra Anderson, Chairperson
*** Please send all completed order forms along with cash or check payable to OPTO to the school office by Monday each week, please include your child’s name and classroom teacher for easy delivery. Label the envelope with OPTO SCRIP***
Please Click Here for the Scrip’s Order Form