The T.R.I.P. (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) is a gift card program that raises significant funds for Chatham Christian School. It harnesses the buying power of school supporters as everyday purchases can generate earnings for the school.
The main purpose of T.R.I.P. is to raise the necessary revenue for the annual needs of the Computer Operating Fund. This fund supports, maintains and updates the computer hardware and software in the classrooms and computer labs. It pays for everyday things like ink cartridges, Internet connectivity, software, licensing fees and a host of other things. This revenue has allowed us to remove these costs from the annual operating budget, which helps reduce tuition.
Participation in T.R.I.P. is open to parents, grandparents, friends, school society members, donors, and anyone in the community who wishes to participate. All participants have the option to choose any family as the recipient of the tuition credits or designate all the earnings to Chatham Christian School.
Certificates and gift cards are available for groceries, gas, drug stores, shoes, books, clothing, sports, toys, paint & wallpaper, restaurants, etc. See the order form for the full listing.
Bulk quantities of gift certificates and gift cards are purchased at a discount directly from the retailers. These certificates and gift cards are then sold to participating families at face value, with 60% of the discount passed on to the Computer Operating Fund and 40% toward a family in the form of a tuition credit, which is an incentive for families to participate.
If you do not have children at the school but would still like to participate in this fundraiser you can choose to have your 40% go toward the purchase of gift cards. If the incentive is not required, 100% of the earnings can be kept with Chatham Christian School by designating the 40% to any of the following funds:
Simply choose one of the methods below that work best for you: