Saving Box Tops for Education is an easy way to get money for your local school. Now my kids have mostly been homeschooled, but homeschool groups can participate in Box Tops for education too. We belong to local homeschool co-op, and it can become quite expensive. I like the co-op because it is good for the kids to get together with other children, and to take classes from someone other than me. After all there are things I am not qualified to teach, like foreign languages. But once you factor in the cost of renting space, insurance and paying the teachers, classes can be pricey.
And I hate fundraising. When an organization wants me to sell stuff to my friends and family it is a big turn off. But Box Tops are a silent fundraiser – there is no selling required. All I have to do is save a few pieces of paper from things I am buying anyway. I can handle that, and my group earns money, which it needs.
Over 80,000 k-8 schools participate in the program, and the schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need. In fact since the program started in 1996 it has contributed over $525 million to participating schools!
So my family and I always look for the Box Tops on products that we buy. Last week I was shopping at Walmart, and I noticed that quite a few products have Bonus Box Tops right now. Regular Box tops give each school $.10, but the Bonus ones are worth $.50 each – even better!
So I scoured the shelves and made sure I picked products with the Bonus Box Tops. I bought some Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars, Suddenly Salad and Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, and all had the Bonus Box Tops clearly marked on the box. So that is $1.50 raised with very little effort – a win for everyone.
Learn more about Box Tops at Walmart and how you can save money for your school!
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