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posted Jul 24, 2010, 7:38 AM by T392 Administrator

Our Saviour's United Methodist Men partners with the Manna Group

Fundraising Made Simple!



Dear Scout Parent:


Our Saviour's is expanding its Gift Card program to benefit the Scouts who are partnered with us. The United Methodist Men have provided financial support to your organization for many years. We have been using this script program for many years here at OSUMC. The profits were originally used by the building committee. When there no longer was a need there, the profits were re-directed to the education committee. The profits were used by education to refurnish the classrooms after the day care moved to their own building.


Now the profits are available to fund some of your needs in the Scouting program. The Manna Group Scrip Program is a tried and true way to painlessly raise needed funds. This scrip program will allow our organization to fundraise while we shop. Many of you may be familiar with a scrip program as it is very popular in area schools and churches.


“Scrip” is the name given to gift cards and certificates which are provided from local and national retailers. They are the same gift cards available in stores.  Nationally known retailers include Wal-Mart, Jewel, Dominick's, JC Penney, Kohl's, Best Buy, Shell, Speedway, Starbucks, The Home Depot and Subway all participate in the scrip program along with hundreds of others.


How can these retailers help us raise money? It’s simple . . . partnered vendors agree to sell gift cards to our organization at a discount. Families like yours buy the gift cards at full face value and our organization keeps the difference as profit. NO SELLING INVOLVED!


Put your everyday shopping dollars to work. Earn money for our organization without spending anything additional.  Simply purchase gift cards from stores that participate in The Manna Group scrip program! Grocery, gasoline, clothing, entertainment, and household goods can be purchased using scrip.


Scrip is an exciting fundraising tool because everybody wins:


·        You get a fundraising alternative that involves NO SELLING

·        Our organization will have a regular source of revenue

·        Partnered vendors receive repeat business


The Manna Group Scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program. We hope we can count on your support! Start shopping today!


Sales will start tonight. Orders will be taken the evening of each Court of Honor and delivered the next Tuesday. Payment is due at the time the order is placed. Checks should be made out to OSUMC.


Even though the percent profit varies from 3% to over 20%, I have found that over time the average profit is around 4% of sales. So if you spend $100 on gift cards, then the profit averages about $4.00.

T392 Administrator,
Jul 24, 2010, 7:39 AM