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Thanks, Cindy and Tenley!

After more than 2 years on the job, Cindy is stepping down as our Scrip Coordinator.  I remember approaching her with the idea of starting this Fundraiser at some event in the Gym.  I’m not sure I even remember what it was.  Tenley, one of our friendly faces selling the gift cards, is also leaving the team as she’s moving to Florida (we’ll miss you guys!). 

The idea is that we sell gift cards for face value, but purchase them for a discounted price from Great Lakes Scrip.  Since May 19, 2006, here are some statistics for this Fundraiser:

  • Total Value of Gift Cards Sold: $124,934.55
  • Total Profit, after shipping expenses: $6,593.21
  • Average Return Rate: 5.28%
  • Top 5 Gift Cards Sold by Total Value:
    • Tops — $65,850
    • Panera Bread — $4200
    • Red Lobster — $3,525
    • Disney — $3,000
    • Sunoco — $2,400
  • Families Participating: 135
  • Families Purchasing More Than $500 Lifetime: 47
  • Top Family Amount by Total Purchased: $10,915
  • Top Family Amount by Contribution (Profit to us): $486.85

Cindy has been instrumental in getting this program off the ground and running.  Tenley has been helping sell the gift cards since the very beginning also.  I’m so thankful for their efforts these past 2 years!  If you see them this weekend, be sure to tell them thanks for all they’ve done for our youth!

And in case you’re wondering… Yes, the hunt is on for a new Scrip administrator.  It’s mostly administrative work, scheduling the other volunteers and occasionally finding more people to help sell at the table.  If you think that might be you, or you know someone who might be interested, shoot me an email

One day, I hope to be raising between $10 and $12,000 per year through Scrip.  With our growing number of kids in Crossroads attending Workcamps, we’ll need it!


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