Money for Trillium through the TFT/PTSA Scrip Program
One of the best things about raising money through our Scrip program is that NO extra money comes out of the pockets of our families. The school makes money through gift cards that families buy through the Scrip Program for their regular shopping needs. SCRIP is a national fundraising program that is an easy and painless way to give money to Trillium. Here’s how it works:
Vendors sell gift cards to schools at a discount.
You pay face value for the cards, nothing more. Trillium Charter School, gets to keep the profits.
For example, you buy a Fred Meyer SCRIP card for $100, Trillium purchased that card from Fred Meyer for $95. That means $5 profit for Trillium.
If your family only bought grocery scrip, say $200 a month throughout the school year, your family would raise over $80 a year for Trillium. If ten families did this, they would raise $800, fifty families would raise $4,000! It really is that easy.
What is Scrip?
Scrip means “substitute money”. Scrip is regular prepaid gift cards and paper gift certificates for a specific store, restaurant, or service that provides a discount to non-profits needing to raise funds. Scrip is a dollar for dollar exchange and costs supporters nothing. Together For Trillium is registered with the program receives the store discount as a profit.
How does Scrip benefit Trillium?
The potential profit from combined orders is limitless—thousands of $$$ yearly! The greater participation and greater number of orders equates to more money earned! That money is then budgeted for teacher, classroom and senior project grants, classroom supplies and community events , just to name a few.
When and how can I buy Scrip gift cards?
Trillium’s Scrip program provides gift cards on demand from Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Safeway, Whole Foods, and Target. You may also fill out an order form for gift cards from stores we do not keep in stock; for example, Columbia Sportswear, Powell’s, McMenamin’s, Starbucks, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and many more. Order forms can be found at the Scrip Table which is located in the front lobby. Our Scrip coordinators are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at pick up and drop off to assist with and fill orders and answer any questions you may have.
How do I pay for scrip?
Make a check out to Together For Trillium(TFT) or pay with cash.
Can I use my credit card to purchase scrip?
Yes, you can! However there is a 3% ‘courtesy fee’ added to the amount purchased. For example, if you buy a $100 Fred Meyer gift card, you pay $103 if purchasing with a credit/debit card.
Where can Scrip be used?
The national store gift cards (like Safeway, Target, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, Macy’s, etc.) can be used at any store location nationwide and make a great gift for out of town friends and family or for taking on trips. Some cards are specific only to the Portland metro area (like New Seasons and Powell’s).