Box Tops for Education
My son is in first grade and for the last 2 years we have been participating in the Box Tops for Education program. His school encourages it a lot and sends Box Tops sheets home. He wins prizes sometimes and the winning class each month gets a pizza party. It’s fun to participate not only because my son loves the chances of winning prizes, but because I know we are also helping out his school. When I grocery shop, I am definitely conscious of products that have box tops on them. Sometimes, I’ll see items with multiple box tops and will choose it over another brand because I know it will help his school. This last week, I noticed that gogurts had double box tops, so I got the ones with double! There are numerous products this winter that are offering bonus box tops, so be on the lookout for them! We normally fill out 1-2 sheets a month and send them back to benefit his school.
The Box Tops program started in 1996, and since then has given over $500 million to schools across the country. There are more than 240 participating brands in the program with 90,000 schools with kids aged K-8 participating. There are over 75,000 Box Tops Coordinators that volunteer their time. If you aren’t aware of the Box Tops program, I would encourage you to see if your child’s school participates. You look for specially marked packages and each is worth 10 cents if you clip it and bring it to your school. We put ours on special Box Tops papers which the school sends home. You can also download them at Box Tops for Education.
“We are very impressed at how far the Box Tops program has come,” said Mark Addicks, chief marketingofficer at General Mills. “To say that we’ve awarded schools more than $525 million through this simple programs amazing to us. However, it’s due largely to our participating brand partners and passionate coordinators that have propelled the program to this level.”
As schools have experienced budget cuts over the year, the Box Tops for Education Program has allowed schools financial help that they might not otherwise get, all when families buy products they love. Education is incredibly important to our family, and I love being able to support my son’s school.
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