I am sending home a paper order form today to give you the opportunity to purchase gift cards from the RaiseRight (formerly Scrip) program. Please return completed forms and payment to the school office no later than the morning of Monday, December 12th to buy physical cards to arrive before Christmas break.
Still not sure what RaiseRight is? If your family spends money on groceries, gas, going out to eat, clothing or gifts, there isn't a reason you can't be supporting the school with your regular purchases by simply buying a gift card first, and then using the gift card to pay for your purchase. It's a great way to support the school without spending extra money that you didn't already need to spend! For example, when you buy a $100 Grand Central Gift card, you pay $100 (use cash, check or link a bank account in the RaiseRight App) and get a $100 gift card to spend at the store or give as a gift. The school gets to keep $5 out of that transaction since Grand Central sold us the card at a 5% discount. It doesn't seem like much, but if a lot of people participate it adds up fast!
The school earned $965.32 in the month of November by selling $18,655 in gift cards (physical and eCards) to 32 different families. Only 7 of those families have students at Emmanuel-Faith (most sales happen after church on Sundays). Emmanuel-Faith has 82 families with children enrolled at our school. If you are one of the 75 families that hasn't utilized this program recently, or ever, make this the year that you give it a try! It's easy to see the potential for growth when you look at those numbers!
You can find the order form here: https://5il.co/1lhek
You can check out even more cards available online here: www.raiseright.com and email me for the enrollment code if you need to create an account.
Please call or reply to this email if you have any questions or would like assistance placing an order over the phone!
Emmanuel-Faith Lutheran School Secretary