My kids are trained well…when it comes to collecting Box Tops for Education, at least. We purchase enough cereals and snacks for lunches (and yogurt and Hanes underwear and canned veggies…) to make a sizable contribution to the elementary school across the street. My kids know to clip Box Tops off of any boxes or wrappers before packages head to the trash or recycle bin. We love our school, and we love being able to make a regular contribution to the funds needed to keep it running so well.
I was excited to hear that a local Baltimore area school was just awarded $25,000 (250,000 Box Tops) this past Friday at a surprise assembly (what an amazing surprise!!). Although I wasn’t able to make it to the event to celebrate with the kids and teachers at Youth’s Benefit Elementary School of Fallston, I was there in spirit.
In November 2012, Scott brand launched a nation-wide sweepstakes to celebrate its partnership with Box Tops for Education. I’m sure you are already familiar with the Box Tops program, but just in case, here’s a blurb about it:
General Mills’ Box Tops for Education program offers families easy, everyday ways to earn cash for their designated school. The program started in 1996 and over the past 15 years, more than 90,000 schools have earned over $400 million through Box Tops for Education, including more than $59 million last school year.
eBoxTops are electronic credits that are made directly to the Box Tops for Education-eligible school by General Mills, equivalent to 10 cents for each eBoxTop credit. Schools can earn up to $60,000 per year, up to $20,000 respectively from the Clip, Box Tops Marketplace, and Reading Room program components, to spend on things they need most.
The best thing about Box Tops (in my opinion!) is that parents and students can participate in an ongoing fundraiser for needed school funds without having to spend extra, unnecessary money on wrapping paper or chocolates. You earn money doing exactly what you would normally do–grocery shopping for the family.
Youth’s Benefit Elementary School is just EXTRA lucky this year – this Fallston elementary school is the grand prize winner of the Scott Shared Values Box Tops for Education sweepstakes and they’ll be using the money towards the advancement of technology within their classrooms. I’m sure all 1000+ students will appreciate the extra boost this year!
“As principal of Youth’s Benefit Elementary School, I was absolutely thrilled when I found out that we won the Scott Shared Values sweepstakes and would receive $25,000 for our school,” said Mr. Thomas Smith. “As one of the largest public elementary schools in the state, this money is appreciated, and we look forward to using the donation to advance technology within our classrooms.”
What would YOUR school do with an extra $25,000? You don’t have to be the grand prize winner to benefit from Bo Tops for Education. Every clipped Box Top counts and can make a huge difference by the end of the year.
Look for Box Tops on specially marked packages of participating Scott brand products, including Scott brand bath tissue and towels. For information, visit Scottbrand.com or visit them on Facebook at ScottBrandProducts. To learn more about earning cash and winning Bonus Box Tops for your school visit BoxTops4Education.com.
Note: I was compensated for my time to cover this exciting event. Opinions are my own. Photos and press release for reference were supplied by Scott brand.
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