Fundraising

Update March 2015 – This program is currently on hold as we are evaluating other options. Please stay tuned for an update soon!

My First Montessori is excited to continue the MFM Scrip Fundraiser to help support our classrooms.

NEW JANUARY 2013

We have added a variety of travel companies and fine dining restaurants to our SCRIP order form. If you are planning a vacation or a special night out this spring or summer, you can enjoy your holiday while supporting your child’s classroom!

 

SCRIP is an easy method for raising money for your child’s classroom WITH NO COST TO YOU.  SCRIP is simply a term that means “substitute money.” SCRIP fundraising allows families to purchase gift cards from leading retailers at face value. You can then use the gift cards to pay for everyday purchases.

 

How does your child’s classroom at MFM benefit?

The way  that SCRIP works is that you pay face value for the gift cards, but the SCRIP company gets a discount from the retailer but sells the cards to to you at face value. The difference (or rebate) is then sent directly to MFM and we will give 100% percent of the funds raised to the individual classrooms. It’s really that simple!

 

How does it work?

THERE IS NO COST TO YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN SCRIP!        
Our families can generate revenue for our school through purchases you are already making, such as groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, and even gasoline can be purchased using SCRIP.  Here’s how it works, you simply buy a card from one of the 500 plus merchants we offer (hotels, restaurants, movies, airlines, mall stores, grocery).  Virtually anywhere you shop will accept some form of Scrip.  The cards you purchase are actually store gift cards/prepaid cards and cost you nothing extra to buy.  We sell the gift cards to our families for full face value and our families redeem the cards for full face value.  When using Scrip, you simply pay for your purchases using the cards instead of cash, check, or credit card.  Scrip cards spend like cash, and are good for 12 months or more.

By simply planning ahead on everyday purchases like groceries, gas, restaurants, clothes, entertainment and home repair, the initially modest earnings can add up quickly.  It only takes minutes a week to think about where you’ll be shopping and spending money in the days ahead; those few minutes can add up to thousands of dollars for our school programs.

 

How do I begin?

If you wish to participate, please click on the link at the bottom to enroll in the program using the ENROLLMENT CODE E6277L4127643.  To purchase gift cards, simply place your order online and choose from two payment options:

  • Submit payment to the school at the front desk for the order total.
  • Enroll in PrestoPay™ at ShopWithScrip.com and have payment forwarded from your checking account to your Scrip program account.  There is an additional account setup delay of 3 – 5 working days.

We also offer paper forms at the front desk for families who would like to order directly through the school.  Simply fill out a request form indicating which retailer and gift card denomination you would like, and attach a check amount of the total purchase.

All orders will be processed on Fridays.  Please make sure that payment is submitted by 10:00A for both online and paper form orders.  You will receive your gift cards within one week of the order.

Please view our full list of participating retailers, or browse online at www.shopwithscrip.com/Shop.  The available denominations that apply to that store and the percent of return for our school are also posted.

Your participation does make a difference, so please put your shopping dollars to work for your child’s classroom!

 

Enroll Now! Please note that using the online ordering system will still require you to pay with a check or cash through My First Montessori. Creating an online account gives you the flexibility to easily track your orders or add more funds onto existing gift cards.