Shop with Scrip

What Is Scrip?

Scrip is a term that means "substitute money". When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase every day expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for our organization.

How scrip generates revenue for GMS

The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non-profit organizations to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers. Because thescrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Our organization buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The discount - from one to fifteen percent or more – is our organization’s revenue.

Scrip is "shopping cart fundraising"

Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don’t have to sell anything. Organization members produce revenue by making regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, and even gasoline can be purchased with scrip.  

To Sign Up 

  1. go to
  2. in the middle left hand side of the home page, there is a green square entittled "Family Sign Up!" Click on that square
  3. You should be at the Family Registration page, fill in the fields. Please make sure you enter your child's teacher's name. If you have more than one, try to fit it all in. I want to track the classrooms for possible prizes for best participation. Also, make sure you note your username and password for future scrip purchases.
  4. Once you accept the terms and so forth, you should be sent to a screen that asks you to join a non-profit. To join our GMS-PTO program, you must enter the following code (case sensitive):


The GMS-PTO scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program. Thanks for your support.

Nathalie Hirte

GMS-PTO Fundraising Coordinator

424-9612 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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