The TRIP program revolves around using gift cards to do your shopping at participating businesses in the community and nationwide.
Basically, when you purchase TRIP gift cards from the JPII Catholic Schools to take care of everyday needs, like groceries and gas, the church and the school get to keep between 2.5% and 10% of your gift card purchases, depending on the business’ contribution.
How about an easy example: You will need to buy groceries this week, and your favorite grocery store participates in the TRIP program with a 5% donation. The JPII Catholic Schools has purchased the $100 gift cards at the discounted rate of $95. You purchase the grocery card through the TRIP program (your $100 equals a full $100), and off to the grocery store you go. Holy Cross Parish and the JPII Catholic Schools get to keep $5.00 from the discount/contribution.
This list of participating businesses stretches from coast to coast and includes gas, grocery stores, clothing and home good stores and restaurants.
TRIP Cards are available to purchase anytime from the church office.