I’ve been a member of one or more PTAs or PTOs since approximately 2005. For the past two years I was the PTO president. I know first hand how much help our kids schools can use. I’ve always known what a great program Box Tops For Education is, which is why I personally campaigned for over two years to bring the program to my youngest son’s school. Finally last year the school finally did join the program, and I was the Box Tops coordinator.
In case you aren’t aware, Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs. Over 80,000 K-8 schools participate. It’s super easy to participate. Parents, family members and friends collect products with the Box Tops label on the package. Each Box Tops label is worth $0.10 for your child’s school. The school can use that cash for whatever they need. Box Tops really add up, which is evidenced by the fact that Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools since the launch of the program in 1996.
I love knowing that buying products we already use can make a difference in the lives of our students. Knowing the Box Tops we’re collecting are being used for tech that can help our students communicate more effectively make me happy. Items like smartboards, switches, and iPads make a real difference, and I think it’s great that we parents can help the school get them. I always watch for Box Tops when I’m shopping. Along with the regular Box Tops, you can also find bonus Box Tops in stores near you. For example, right now you can find a large amount of products that have five Box Tops at Walmart! They’re the same great products that usually have one Box Top, but for a limited time they have five! That’s even more money for your child’s school!
Do you collect Box Tops for your child’s school? Be sure to check back next week, when I’ll be sharing a simple way to make collecting Box Tops fun for the whole family.
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