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Inspiring Hurricane Relief Helpers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” -Fred Rogers 

Look for the helpers and you will find inspiring stories! Here are a few of our favorite tales of heroic American Red Cross helpers providing relief to those affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.

During Hurricane Irma, a 19 year old named Andrew Enos stepped up and managed an emergency shelter for 950 evacuees. The shelter was at North Miami High School and run through the American Red Cross. Working on 1.5 – 2 hours sleep to lead shelter efforts proved stressful for Enos, but very rewarding.

Andrew Enos Hurricane Helper and Hero

Andrew Enos, 19 (far left) managed an emergency shelter for 950 evacuees. Photo via EnterpriseNews.com

In addition to providing relief for Hurricane Irma, Enos volunteered at shelters in Texas to provide aid from Hurricane Harvey. Enos’ actions are heroic and inspire others to volunteer and give back to their communities! 

The American Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes, bringing help and hope to those affected by disasters. 95% of Red Cross disaster relief workers are volunteers. Their efforts are saving lives across the United States and Puerto Rico providing hurricane relief from Harvey, Irma and Maria. For more information on the American Red Cross and how you can donate and get involved, please click here.

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These helpful efforts have inspired us here at scripsense!

Scripsense has empowered organizations and their members to shop and earn to aid Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief victims by allowing organizations to opt-in to American Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services campaigns. Everyday shopping has the power to change lives and every little bit helps.

Embrace a lifestyle of giving and sign up your organization today:

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Back-To-School: Get Prepped and Give Back in 5 Easy Ways

Getting ready for back-to-school shopping and looking to GIVE? We have put together a Back-To-School Guide to get you prepped and give to your organization in ONE simple step!

1. Shop school supplies the right way to earn big! 

By selecting Five Star as your choice of school supply shop, you can give 8% of your purchase back to your organization! Shop online from student planners, back-packs and pencils- they have it all. Five-Star can be your one-stop-shop for the back-to-school necessities! 

2. New school year calls for new clothes and BIG savings!

Shop affordable looks with GAP to look savvy for this upcoming year! Not only will you be stylish and ready, but you can be happy knowing 7% was donated back to your foundation or organization! Talk about feel good shopping. 

3. Quick & easy snacks and meals that satisfy the heart and stomach

One of the toughest tasks when juggling school and work is meal-prep! Shop Safeway eGift cards to shop at your local Safeway, Pavilions, Vons, and many more to fill your stomach and your heart knowing 3% went back to your organization! Look on their mobile site or Pinterest to check out some fun & easy recipes you will love!

4. Running around and wearing through shoes

With new clothes comes the need for some fresh new shoes, so if you are shopping on a dime and still want to look your best shop eGift card for Zappos! Not only would you be purchasing some fun new kicks, but you will also be donating 5% back to your organization. From sneakers to heels this site offers it all, so lets go shopping and get giving. 

5. Impress new friends and teachers with a thoughtful gift

Help calm those nerves and stand-out by bringing in a little gift! Grab an eGift card for 1-800-flowers to purchase flowers for your teacher and you will be earning 9% back to your organization! For fellow students and potential new friends, consider ordering some delicious Mrs. Fields cookies to give 5% back and impress all those around you. Now this is a win-win!

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5 Ways to Give Back this Mother’s Day

It’s easy to give back this Mother’s Day! We have curated the ideal Mother’s Day Gift Guide to WOW her and give back to your organization at the same time! 

1. Surprise her with a spa or salon visit to relax and earn 15% for your organization!

Pick up a Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week through scripsense and you will earn 15% for your organization. Redeem it booking her a spa day at her favorite place. This eGift card is accepted at 8,000 spa and wellness facilities! Redeem on massages, manicures, hair treatments, yoga, pilates, lash extensions and more!

2. Treat her to a meal at her favorite restaurant.

Make a Mother’s Day reservation for a lovely brunch or dinner with a scripsense restaurant merchant! The possibilities are endless: The Cheesecake Factory, Chart House, Morton’s, Maggiano’s, Yard House and many more! Shop these eateries and more through scripsense to give back to your organization.

3. Send flowers or a delicious fruit bouquet right to her door.

Brighten up your Mom’s Mother’s Day with a beautiful delivery. Shop 1-800 Flowers.com (Earn 9%), Florists.com (Earn7%), FTD.com (Earn 5%), Fruit Bouquets.com (Earn 3%), Mrs. Fields (Earn 5%) and many other gift and flower merchants through scripsense to give back to your organization at the same time.

4. Customize a photo gift she will cherish forever.

Shop Photobook Worldwide through scripsense to earn 12% back for your organization on a memorable gift she will love. Print photos on blankets, pillows, magnets, wall art, keychains, bookmarks and many other gifts at Shutterfly shopping through scripsense to earn 5% back for your organization.

5. Send her on a getaway.

Leave her speechless by booking a cruise or weekend getaway! Shop Carnival Cruises and Celebrity Cruises to earn for your organization. Take her by surprise and send her to paradise!

If you found this gift guide helpful, please share it with your friends. Shop these Mother’s Day gifts and more through scripsense to give back to your organization.

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Scripsense cofounders Melinda Masson and Lori Jackson

10 Female Leadership Quotes to Inspire

Scripsense co-founders Melinda Masson and Lori Jackson personify strong, female leadership! These empowered women blaze the trail where innovation meets philanthropy with their entrepreneurial spirit and courage. 

On this International Women’s Day and every day, we raise up those around us and celebrate female leadership and equality. Here are ten female leadership quotes to inspire and empower:


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5 Easy Valentine’s Day Gift Fundraising Ideas

Valentine’s Day is days away! Can you feel the love? Here are 5 easy Valentine’s Day gift fundraising ideas that will earn the most for your organization (including where to shop).

1. Send a beautiful bouquet of flowers home or to their office

Shop valentine’s day roses, flowers, plants, teddy bears and more from 1-800Flowers.com (Earn 9%), Florists.com (Earn 7%) or FTD.com (Earn 5%) through scripsense to earn for your organization!


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Student Fundraises for New School Chapel by Shopping for 6th Grade Science Camp!

It’s never too early to learn to give back to your community! Primary and secondary school students can fundraise for their school, church, team or non-profit (with a little supervision and guidance from Mom or Dad).

“My Mom and I shopped scripsense for all my Pali Adventure Camp needs and earned funds for the new SJSC Chapel at the same time. Amazon, Nike, CVS, Billabong, Target & Kohl’s had everything on my packing list and Amazon Prime items arrived in 2 days.  I am so excited for 6th grade camp!”

– Grace J, Student at St. Junipero Serra Catholic School

As a parent, you want to teach your kids that giving back to your community is important. Parents also want to educate their kids to be savvy shoppers. Why not explain how your kids can give back and shop smarter at the same time?


5 Easy Fundraising Ideas to Help You Give More in 2017!

Whether you are fundraising for your school, church, team, foundation or any other organization, we can help! Here are some simple ways to give back to the organizations you care about:

1. Set Specific Giving Goals and Write Them Down: Writing down your goals is proven to increase the odds of achieving them! How much do you want to earn for your organization each month? Do you want to beat the amount you gave in 2016? Be specific and place the paper somewhere you see everyday as a positive reminder!

Give Back as You Adopt a Family

Give Back to Your School as You Adopt-A-Family!

It’s a wonderful time to give back! If you are sponsoring a family this holiday season, be sure to purchase your gifts through scripsense. Your organization will benefit as will your adopted family! It’s an easy way to amplify your giving. This St. Junipero Serra Catholic School family paid it forward by shopping for their Adopt-A-Family at Old Navy together. Give back today by directing your spend to benefit your organization.

Where to Shop + Earn for Your Adopt-A-Family:

Give Back with Scripsense eGift Cards

Target (Earn 2%) for bedding for mom & dad and bikes for children

Barnes & Noble Booksellers (Earn 5%) for books and educational games for family game night

Old Navy (Earn 5%) for classic clothes for the entire family

Safeway Brands (Earn 3%) Redeem at Safeway, VONS, Pavilions to help with groceries

Give Back by Scripsense Shopping Online

Macy’s (Earn 2%) a one-stop-shop for home goods, clothing and toys

Fisher-Price (Earn 2%) on toys for little ones to help them develop

Lego (Earn 2%) on Legos from Star Wars, Disney Princesses, Marvel Superheros and more

We thank you for supporting your organization as you lift up other families! We are grateful you have embraced a #LifestyleOfGiving.

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A Tribute to Arnold Palmer, Golf Legend, Philantropic Advocate and Friend of Melinda Masson

Philanthropic Golf Legend Arnold Palmer: Gone, but Never Forgotten

Scripsense salutes the philanthropic King of Golf for his sheer insights to life, friendship, respect and unfathomable dedication to the sport and community he loved most in life, golf.

His good looks, fashionable style, philanthropic efforts and charismatic energy will be missed by us all. CEO and Co-Founder of scripsense, Melinda Masson was able to say her last goodbye to Arnold Palmer a few months back at a community gathering where this photo was taken. She lost a dear friend and mentor, but cherishes the memories and stories she was able to create with him. 


High School Fundraising is Easy with Scripsense

Scripsense Has Graduated to High School! Fundraising for Education Made Easy!

High school fundraising is easy with scripsense. We can help your academic institution raise money for tuition assistance programs, after school programs, athletics, the arts, building funds and so much more!

From NorCal to SoCal, scripsense has revolutionized the concept of giving and redefined what it means to be philanthropic.