Hiawatha Elementary participates in the Scrip gift card program to raise money for our school.  The program is easy: simply buy gift cards for the places you shop.
  • Why should you do this? The retailers give Hiawatha Elementary a percentage profit on every card we purchase!
  • Watch for Scrip order forms to come home in your child’s backpack.
Here is how it works:
  • Scrip is gift certificates and gift cards from national and local retailers.  They’re the same gift certificates or gift cards that you buy at the store.  Numerous popular retailers participate in our Scrip program including Target, WalMart, Best Buy, Wendy’s, Subway, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Potters Obsession and many, many others.
  • Scrip 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 school keeps the difference as revenue.  i.e. If you purchase a $10 gift card – it is worth $10 in the store.
  • Example: Jane Doe shops at Target for her household items and it costs her $100. She decides to purchase a gift card to Target through the Scrip program, and gives $100 to Hiawatha Elementary and receives a $100 gift card to Target. Next time Jane shops at Target, she uses the $100 gift card to pay for the items. In return, Target gives Hiawatha Elementary 4% cash back or $4.