The Manna Program is a simple system of purchasing pre-paid merchant cards that are then used “same as cash.” Customers purchase the shopping gift card certificates at face value from St. James and St. James receives a rebate ranging from 2% to 25% from the Great Lakes Scrip Company and the proceeds from the program go towards the OPEN OUR HEARTS IN WELCOME campaign.
The shopping gift card certificates are available for many popular merchants from all types of stores and services. A partial listing appears in the bulletin each week. A detailed vendor list is available at https://www.shopwithscrip.com/
Helping out as a volunteer with the Manna Program is an easy way to support St. James’ efforts to raise money for the building fund for a small amount of time. A group of our volunteers meet during the week to process checks and order forms and to input orders. Another group meets to reconcile and fill the new orders. Other volunteers gather in the church and parish center before and after Saturday and Sunday masses to distribute orders and sell the shopping gift card.