Back to School Shopping with a Purpose

The first day of school is just around the corner.  It’s time to start thinking about school supplies, new clothes, new shoes, back packs and school lunches.  Consider purchasing SCRIP gift cards for your back to school shopping.


Its an easy way to earn money for TLC ELC and YOU! Yes, you read correctly- by purchasing gift cards through our SCRIP program you will earn money (FREE MONEY) that you can use to pay for your child’s field trip, tuition, or to buy more SCRIP.


Michelle Krenke- mother of two children at TLC ELC has this to say about our SCRIP program-

“Over the last two years I really started to use the Scrip fundraising program on a weekly basis.  I do this for two reasons.  One – because I feel that our boys have received such wonderful care from the teachers.  Teachers need tools and supplies to make the center a success.  Although the center is very resourceful, these items cost money.  I feel that by participating in the scrip program the teachers can use the fundraising money to purchase items that will benefit my boys and their curriculum.  Secondly – It benefits our family and reduces our costs.  There are few fundraising activities out there that provide a cash value benefit to the participants.  We are just starting to redeem the money that we “banked” from the scrip program to pay for the cost of our summer field trips and some of our tuition.  I can proudly say that we had over $300 to use. “

SCRIP orders are turned in every Wednesday (orders are due by 10 am), and you will receive your gift cards by the following Tuesday.  Place your SCRIP order this Wednesday {August 15} and receive your gift cards by Tuesday, August 21- Just in time to hit the mall!  You can pick up a SCRIP order form by the parent bulletin board, or print one here.

Do you prefer to use your credit card for back to school purchases?  You can still earn money for TLC ELC.  Try shopping through the Box Tops Market Place.  Shop stores like the Gap, Old Navy, Macy’s, Express, Kohl’s, Famous Footwear, Nordstrom, Target, The Children’s Place and more!  For each purchase made through the Box Tops Market Place, TLC ELC will earn free Box Tops!

For more information on either of these great ways to support TLC ELC please see Barb or Renee G!

Thank you for your support!