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Scrip is Fundraising while you shop!

The ROCK Youth Center is pleased to share some exciting news about a new fundraising program for our organization. It's called "scrip", and it's the fundraising program that works while you shop.

Scrip is simply a word that means "substitute money" - in other words, scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers. They're the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including JCPenney, Sears, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Olive Garden, Logan's Roadhouse and many, many more.

You're probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It's simple -- scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. Families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and The ROCK keeps the difference as revenue. And scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:

  • The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business...
  • You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling...
  • The ROCK gets a regular source of revenue.

The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for The ROCK without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.

The ROCK Youth Center scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program.

How it works:

  • Place your order with The ROCK and pay for it (cash or checks only please - it isn't cost effective to accept paypal or credit cards) 
  • Pick up your cards when they come in
  • Shop, dine, repair, read, etc!

Click here to see a complete list of retailers.

Download an order form and begin today!

Orders will be placed on the first Wednesday of each month.  Cards will be available for pick up on the second Wednesday of each month:

Order Date:

Pick up Date:

Jan. 8, 2014

Jan. 15, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014

Mar. 5, 2014

Mar. 12, 2014

 Apr. 2, 2014

 Apr. 9, 2014

 May 7, 2014

 May 14, 2014


Donate to The ROCK Youth Center When You Shop at Kroger!

krogerlogoKroger's Community Rewards Program makes fundraising for The ROCK Youth Center automatic every time you use your Kroger Plus Card, with no cost to you!

For those of you who have chosen The ROCK Youth Center as your non-profit organization on your Kroger Rewards Card, thank you and please remember to re-enroll each year during the month of April.

TO RE-ENROLL (by April of each year)

To re-enroll go to and re-assign The ROCK Youth Center (84186) as your preferred charity.


If you are new to the Kroger Community Rewards program and are interested in helping The ROCK Youth Center in this way, you will first need a Kroger Rewards Card. If you don’t have a card, you will need to visit Kroger to request one.

Once you have a Kroger Reward card, go to and sign up online using your Kroger Card #. If you already have a sign-in, just enter your passwords. Once you get to "My Account" page, scroll down to edit the "Community Rewards Information" to include The ROCK Youth Center.

It's easy to do, but don't hesitate to contact our office (989-835-2542) if you need any assistance signing up on line!

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Don't throw away those used ink cartridges!

Donate your used ink and/or toner cartridges to The ROCK!  We can turn them into dollars by recycling them at Staples.  Each month we are eligible to recycle up to 20 ink cartridges and/or toners which translates to $40 a month - $480 a year that we use towards our office supplies.  These savings are a huge help to The ROCK's budget! 

Donate to The ROCK Youth Center While Shopping!

GoodShop is an online mall of world-class merchants dedicated to helping fund worthy causes, like The ROCK Youth Center, across the country. Each purchase made via the GoodShop mall results in a donation to your designated charity averaging 3% of the sale.

The next time you want to shop online, use GoodShop to access your favorite store and benefit The ROCK Youth Center at the same time. It’s easy.

goodshopHere are the three simple steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Select the “Choose your Cause” button. When it asks “Who Do You GoodShop For?," type in ROCK Youth Center, select the ROCK Youth Center (Midland, MI) and click the Verify button.
  3. Next, select from over 700 retailers, make your purchase, and make a donation to The ROCK Center at no extra cost to you!

Happy shopping, and thank you for selecting The ROCK Youth Center.

Donate to The ROCK Youth Center While Searching the Web!

GoodSearch is a search engine which donates 50% of its sponsored search revenue to the charities designated by its users. You use GoodSearch exactly as you would any other search engine, and because it is powered by Yahoo!, you get proven search results.

The next time you need to search the web, try GoodSearch and choose The ROCK Youth Center as your cause. Because the donation comes directly from advertisers - you don’t have to spend a dime! It’s free. It’s easy.

goodsearchHere are the three steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Where asked to “Choose your cause,” type in The ROCK Youth Center and click the Verify button.
  3. Next, start searching the web.

Have fun searching! And thank you for supporting The ROCK Youth Center.

Donate to The ROCK Youth Center When You Support Grounds for A Better World!

Grounds for a Better World is more than just an exceptional coffee experience; it is award-winning coffee with a world-Changing mission.

Grounds donates 50 percent of its after-tax profits to non-profit organizations that are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. One of those organizations is The ROCK Youth Center. Grounds for a Better World provides great coffee while spreading awareness the needs of children around the globe, including here in the Midland community. Every item purchased at a Grounds location helps children in need.