Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church

32500 Palmer Rd. Westland, MI 48186


Scrip Program

Major Retailers Want To Give
Ss. Simon and Jude Money!


Dear Parishioners:


We’re pleased to share some exciting news about a new fundraising program for our parish. It’s called “scrip,” and it’s the fundraising program that works while you shop.


Scrip is simply a word that means, “substitute money” – in other words, scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including JCPenney, The Gap, Shell, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, and many, many others.


You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple – scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our parish keeps the difference as revenue. And scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:


  • You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling
  • Our parish gets a regular source of revenue.


The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our parish without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline, and even dining out.


For more information about our new scrip program, we encourage you to look through the additional inserts in this weeks bulletin. Information on how to set up an account can also be found in those inserts. We will begin taking orders the weekend of August 24/25 and they will be available for pickup the following weekend (August 31/September 1). You may also begin using the program by purchasing scrip online through your account.


The Ss. Simon and Jude scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program. Thanks for your support!

General information can be found at To sign up for the program, please visit and follow the directions as listed above in the picture.


It's not magic; it's PrestoPay for Scrip

PrestoPay is an online payment option for participating in the Scrip program if you do not want to pay in person by cash or check. If you have an online Scrip account, or are thinking about getting one, you may be wondering how to pay. Not to worry; it’s easy to use, and easy to get started. You can pay for your scrip gift cards online with PrestoPay™, the convenient payment system available on

When you use PrestoPay, your order payment is transferred securely via electronic debit. PrestoPay is not a credit card system; instead, it uses the same electronic payment transfer used by direct deposit systems.

All you have to do is log into your ShopWithScrip® account, click on the PrestoPay link in the left navigation column, and enter your checking account information. Complete the steps to verify your information, and you will receive a secure approval code to share with your scrip coordinator.

You will then be able to choose the PrestoPay option when you check out on, and have your payment securely transferred from your checking account right to our organization. A small $0.15 convenience fee will apply to each order.
Things to Know About Scrip

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been providing you with all the information you’ll need to know about our new Scrip program, to make it as successful as possible.

Our first order date will be the weekend of August 24/25 and pick-up will be the following weekend. For convenience, we have included the brands of the different cards as an insert in this week's bulletin. This will make it easier when placing an order next week. If you have any questions whatsoever about the program, please do not hesitate to email us at!

We are also looking for a few volunteers to collect and pass out orders. The time commitment is only 15-20 minutes after Mass on a day of your choosing. If interested, please see Loretta Sovel or email

Another easy tool from our Scrip program

ScripNow® eCards are electronic gift cards that can be ordered and printed right from your ShopWithScrip® account. You’ll receive your scrip in minutes and be able to shop in stores or online immediately! You can also send ScripNow eGifts via e-mail. Schedule a delivery for a specific date up to a year in advance for birthdays, thank-you’s, graduations and more. Need a last-minute gift instead? ScripNow eGifts can be sent instantly! With the option to add a personal message, you’ll always be able to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
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