What is RaiseRight and how does it work?


What is RaiseRight?  
When you shop with RaiseRight, you are simply purchasing gift cards for retailers, restaurants, and services both locally and nation-wide. Instead of using cash, checks, or a credit card when you purchase goods or services, you can use your RaiseRight gift card. The great thing about RaiseRight is that you can use it for everyday purchases like groceries, gas, prescriptions, gifts, hotel stays, and much more. You won’t be spending any more money than you already do. You will be helping to raise funds to support St. John's Lutheran Ministries. If you have a student attending St. John's Lutheran School, you will receive a portion of the rebate to use towards tuition or your student's lunch account.

How does it work?
The RaiseRight program allows St. John's Ministries to purchase gift cards at a discount. The RaiseRight retailers offer discounts varying from 2% to 20%. St. John's congregation members and school families buy RaiseRight from St. John's church office, online, or via the Scrip app for face value and, St. John's Ministries receives the benefit of the profit. For example, Festival Foods cards are available at a 3% discount. When you purchase a gift card for $100, the ministries receives $3. If you have a student at the school, half of the rebate goes directly into your account and can be used towards your student's tuition or lunch account. While it doesn’t seem like much by itself, just one family purchasing $100 worth of Festival Foods gift cards for your groceries each week for a year, generates $156 for our ministries. 

How do you purchase RaiseRight?
RaiseRight has hundreds of participating retailers. Click here for the full list. There are three ways to purchase RaiseRight.

  1. St. John's church office has some of the most popular retailers available in stock for immediate pickup during regular business hours. Click here for the list of in-stock cards.
  2. Visit the Raiseright website, You can order RaiseRight cards online by noon on Tuesdays and they will be available for pick on by noon on Thursdays in the church office during normal business hours.  If you have a student at St. John's School, we can send the cards home with your student. E-Cards are also available.
  3. Download the RaiseRight App, to your smartphone. You can download cards directly to your phone. Click here for an informational video about the RaiseRight app.

Click here for enrollment code and step by step instructions on how to register for the Scrip program.

Check out some information videos about the RaiseRight program.

  • Click here for information on RaiseRight and ecards.

Amazon Smile

Shop at and Amazon will donate to your favorite charitable organization, at no cost to you. When you set up AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to your organization. 

How to set up your AmazonSmile account? Go to and click on "Get Started." If you already have an amazon account, you'll be asked to sign in. If you don't have an Amazon account, you will need to set one up. It doesn't cost anything to set up a basic Amazon account. 

How to choose your charity? Once signed into AmazonSmile, your be prompted to pick a charity. You can choose from the provided list or type in "St. John's Lutheran Church" Portage, WI. One you do that, a percentage of your purchase price on many, but not all, items will be donated to the charity of your choice. During future visits to the site, Amazon Smile will remember your charity and apply eligible purchases towards your total contribution - it is that easy! 

Box Tops

Please visit this website to see all the products & how to get started:

Butter Braids & Cake Rolls

Watch St. John's Lutheran Ministries Cornerstone for Upcoming Events. 
Butter Braids in the spring and Cake Rolls in the fall. 


Thank you for your continued support!


updated on 09/16/2021