Scrip is a fundraising program that works while you shop for the holidays. Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, gift certificates from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift cards and certificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our Scrip program including JCPenney, Macy's, Gap, Shell, Pizza Hut, Coffee Bean, Starbucks, Home Depot and many others.
Scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to PAC at a discount. Families buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference.
Here is an example: Purchase a $100 gift card to Macy’s. Macy’s gives Fremont 10% of the $100. Fremont gets $10 for that purchase.