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and available for immediate pickup
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What is the Scrip Program?
Did you know you can donate money to Congregation Shaare Emeth without spending an extra penny? Scrip is a program where companies provide gift cards to nonprofit organizations at a discounted rate. Nonprofits such as Shaare Emeth then sell the gift cards at face value. Shaare Emeth gets the difference.
Each company participant in the Scrip program offers the nonprofit a different margin of profit.
Example 1: A Once-in-a-While Order
Jesse loves Starbucks and enjoys drinking her favorite drink, a soy chai latte, a few times a month. Because she's going to spend money at Starbucks anyway, she buys a $25 Starbucks gift card (for the normal $25 price) from the Temple Office. Jesse drops by and gets a new Starbucks gift card every time she needs one. She didn't spend an extra penny, and yet Shaare Emeth earned money! Starbucks offers a 7% profit to Scrip program members, so Congregation Shaare Emeth receives $1.75 every time Shandi buys a Starbucks card from Temple.
Example 2: An Automatic, Monthly Order
Tzion already buys groceries and pet food at Dierbergs, Whole Foods, and PetSmart, respectively, every month. He sets up an automatic order for $200 Dierbergs cards, $200 Whole Foods Market cards, and $50 PetSmart cards. He doesn't spend more that he already would have, and yet he knows part of that money benefits his chosen Jewish community. As the order form shows, the profit rates for Congregation Shaare Emeth for these companies are: Dierbergs 5%, Whole Foods 3% and PetSmart 4%. In effect, Tzion donates $18 a month and $216 a year FOR FREE.