What is Scrip? SCRIP is fundraising while you shop! Using scrip gift cards instead of cash, checks or credit cards at your favorite retailers equals fundraising while you shop.
Here is how it works. You order scrip gift cards from St. Bridget and pay face value. We order the gift cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center for less than face value. We credit the difference, or rebate, to an approved St. Bridget account of your choice. It’s really that simple!
Great Lakes Scrip Center offers a huge variety of retailers (local and national) including grocery stores, restaurants, department stores, online stores, gas stations and much more so it’s easy to make scrip a part of any shopping routine. Just by regularly using scrip for weekly purchases, one family can easily generate $500 or more per year to help with parish expenses or be applied toward an approved St. Bridget account.
St. Bridget Scrip program has been in operation since 1994 and helped us earned over $43,700 for our church and school last year. Those dollars have helped our parish with school tuition, mission trips, projects for our church that are not included in the budget, and general operating dollars.
View the video for details.
How do I participate in the Scrip program?
1. Fill out a family sign-up sheet.
2. Fill out an order form
3. Pick up Scrip cards/certificates.
- CHURCH: Scrip will be sold in the church office during these hours:
Thursday: 9am - 3pm
- AT MASS:
Scrip is available before and after all weekend Masses in the Fellowship Hall. (Note: most but not all Scrip is on hand, some must be ordered)
4. Use Scrip EVERYDAY and support our parish at no cost to you.
What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. Bridget Church every time you shop at Amazon….at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com - with the added bonus that Amazon will donate will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us!
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com. If you already have an Amazon account, your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings will remain the same. Once there, select St. Bridget's Congregation – River Falls Wisconsin as your charitable organization. And, yes, you can use scrip cards with AmazonSmile!
St. Bridget Parish School Gala
Date: February 24th, 2018
Theme soon to be announced
The St. Bridget Parish School Gala is an annual event that brings the community together in celebration of our mission to hold true to our faith, family, and individual academic excellence — fostering living examples of God's presence in our world. We hope that each school family contributes to annual gala—the biggest fundraiser we have which raises approximately $90,000 each year and allows us to provide great educational items for the school (Chromebooks, iPads, Promethean boards, professional development opportunities for the teachers, curriculum, instructional materials, etc.) as well as make great building improvements (water fountains, updates, windows, outdoor sign, etc.) and contribute to our endowment fund! Every item helps and no donation is too small. J
Donations do not necessarily need to be purchased by you. You can also ask a local business (River Falls, Hudson, Prescott, etc.) to donate an item and then simply bring it in to the office.
If you are looking for ideas, we are in need of the following items:
- Local restaurant gift cards
- Movie tickets (Hudson)
- Shopping SCRIP cards /gift certificates (Shopko, WalMart, Target)
- Gas SCRIP cards/gift certificates (Kwik Trip, Holiday, BP, etc.)
- Hotel stays