Scrip Fundraising Program


Contact program coordinator Vanessa Gillis at scrip@montclairpto.org with questions!


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What is SCRIP?

Scrip is like substitute money. Scrip is regular pre-paid gift cards and paper gift certificates for a specific store, restaurant or service that provides a discount to non-profits needing to raise funds. Scrip is a dollar for dollar exchange and costs supporters nothing. Montclair PTO receives the store discount as a profit.

How do I pay for scrip?

You make a check out to Montclair PTO or pay with cash. Please turn in amount due with your order form in the Montclair office.

Can I use my credit card to purchase scrip?

Unfortunately, we are not set up to accept credit cards as the 2% fee would greatly reduce the donation amount.

Do scrip gift cards expire?

A gift card may have printing that stipulates it is good from one year from date of purchase. This is to encourage people to redeem the certificate in a timely manner. Gift cards by law do not expire or have fees assessed for non-use. Read the back of each card to know the specifics or check the balance online at the store website.


Do I get change back from a purchase?

If you use a gift card, any change remaining from a purchase stays on the card. Change may be given up to specific amounts from gift certificates. Make sure your purchase is suitable for the denomination of paper certificates you are using.

How do I know how much money is left on my card?

Most cards have a toll free customer service number listed on the card back (or refer you to their website) to call to check the history usage of your card or obtain the card balance.

Where can Scrip be used?

The national store gift cards (like Borders, Starbucks, Macy’s, etc.) can be used at any store location nationwide and make a great gift for out of town friends and family or for taking on trips. Some cards/certificates are specific only to the Portland metro area. Please refer to the specific store information printed on the Scrip Personal Order Form.

What is the potential benefit for my school or organization?

The potential profit from combined orders is limitless---thousands of $$$ yearly! The greater

participation and greater number of orders equates to more money earned!

What if I lose my Scrip?

Gift cards and gift certificates are just like cash and must be safeguarded just like money.

Can I get a refund on my scrip order?

No. Gift cards cannot be returned. Some paper certificates can be returned but there will be a small restocking fee for the school/group. Order gift cards accurately to avoid errors.