North American Martyrs Parish offers a Scrip program to raise funds in addition to the sacrificial tithing of our parishioners.
What is Scrip?
North American Martyrs purchases actual gift cards or certificates
from national and local retailers at a discounted price and then resells
them to the members of the parish for full face value.
Our parish profit is the difference, which is between 1.5% and 30% of the face value of the gift card/certificate.
The amount of our discount (our profit) is on the order form envelope, next to the name of the business. If you purchase a grocery gift card for $100, and the percentage is 3%, our profit is $3.
Over $440,000 has been raised since 1994!
SCRIP profits have financed:
$170,000 for all of the church pews and furnishings,
$100,000 towards the building fund,
$60,000 toward the Youth Ministry Program.
SCRIP also paid for:
The Permanent Church Sign, the new Monstrance, the shed, part of the church parking lot paving, Parish Hall white tables and room dividers, and other Parish Projects.
SCRIP has also contributed to several local charities.
Current Goals for Scrip
Raise $45,000 to be divided between:
Youth Ministry ($15,000)
Widening of the east parking lot ($10,000)
Parish Retreats ($2,000)
Parish Projects ($10,000), such as a new kitchen refrigerator.
• Various Charity Contributions ($8,000) including St. Gianni House and Religious Orders (School Sisters of Christ the King, Marian Sisters, and Benedictine Sisters)
In addition to the SCRIP cards and certificates that are sold at North American Martyrs, you may also apply for a SCRIP VISA card.
This card earns 1% for North American Martyrs Parish on any purchase made anywhere.
Larger percentages may be earned by shopping at online REWARD merchants. There is no annual fee.
The OneCause VISA Platinum card application is only on-line at www.onecause.com/onecause_visa .
Be sure to designate NAM Lincoln, NE as your recipient of the profits, under school.