Fundraising for ACC
The “Scrip Project” is listed among the designated funds on ACC’s financial report. This project has been a quiet little fund-raiser for many years; it currently has a balance of about $300. Recently, the fund has been receiving about $5 per month, but those donations are drying up because Safeway and Lucky are not participating anymore. Here are some alternative suggestions:
· If you are an Amazon shopper, you can register with Amazon Smile to have a percentage of your purchases distributed to a charity of your choice (Arlington Community Church, of course!). This can add up fast, especially if you do a lot of Christmas shopping on Amazon.
· ShopwithScrip.com: This program sells gift cards for a number of stores. (Starbucks, Target, and Safeway are among the businesses shown on their website.) A portion of the price of the gift card is donated to your charity.
· eScrip.com: The current name of the program we knew as Scrip. There are some small chain stores registered with this program, but no major chains. Arlington Community Church is still a charity registered with this program.
Do you know of other fundraising programs like these? Drop a note to Nate, or Nina, or another Council member.
- Sara Laferte