Tag Archives: Philanthropy

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.

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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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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:

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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.

Shop Now to Give Back to Your Organization!

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. 


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Back-to-School Shopping Checklist: Fundraise for Your School as You Prepare!

Make the most of your back to school shopping by earning for your school at the same time! This checklist will help you fundraise as you shop for school essentials. It’s a win-win! The first day of the school year is coming up fast and scripsense would like to help you stay organized and make sure you have everything you need for another great academic year! Below is a shopping checklist to help you get a jump on your back-to-school shopping!

Back-to-School Checklist


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Scholarship Fundraising Success at the Masson Family Foundation

What’s the best way to approach scholarship fundraising? Today, scripsense had the opportunity to sit down with Pierre Masson of the Masson Family Foundation, to see what has lead to their organization’s scholarship fundraising success.


Co-Founder Spotlight – Melinda Masson

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CEO Melinda Masson founded her first company in her early 20’s – Merit Property Management, Inc. – with a single contract for management of a condominium project. Masson continued her entrepreneurial ways for 30 years and added 4 more real estate related service companies, eventually morphing her enterprises into the Merit Companies. In 2007, Masson bundled her companies and sold them to FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ;FSRV;TSX:FSV), a publicly traded company.

As a mother of 3 and business owner, Masson has always been engaged with philanthropic organizations. Whether it is serving on the boards of directors, participating in key committees, or conducting strategic planning sessions to enhance their business plan; philanthropy and its unique challenges are well known to Masson. Known for her strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and the integration of new business models, Masson leads the business planning and alignment with key business partners to enhance scripsense. Her role as CEO will help make scripsense a household name. She continues to unveil new opportunities worldwide to support and develop the greater good to bring scripsense to every community.

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Co-Founder Spotlight – Lori Jackson

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President Lori Jackson has been in public relations as a fundraising advocate for more than two decades.

After working for the National Football League in public relations, Lori became more involved in outreach and enhancing community relation commitments. Throughout her career, she helped develop National Brands in supporting non-profits and launched community relation programs for master planned communities in California.

Coupled with her first-hand experience of the crucial role of fundraising, her focus of raising money for nonprofits was made even more personal once Lori’s 4 children were enrolled in private schools. After serving on committees and co-chairing events, it became clear that the traditional ways of scrip fundraising had been too cumbersome and less effective. Combining her background in public relations and marketing with her understanding of the needs of nonprofits, Lori co-founded scripsense to revitalize the industry and create a new lifestyle of giving.

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