Walking down the aisles of any major grocery store, you almost can’t help but to notice the shelves are lined with products with advertisements for just about everything. If you have school aged children, the one that should stand out the most to you are Box Tops™. They seem to be on just about everything, but do you know what they actually are? I didn’t, until pretty recently. As a society, we are all about doing the right thing and paying it forward. Many campaigns are on a national level. Personally, I feel like I can make the most difference on a local level. It is not difficult to help make a difference with our local schools, and that’s where Box Tops™ come in, in order to help support schools and education.
Facts About Box Tops™ and How They Support Schools and Education
- The program was originally launched by General Mills® on their cereal boxes in 1996. They have evolved and are now placed on paper products, baking products, frozen and refrigerated foods and even trash bags.
- Since beginning, Box Tops™ for Education has contributed over $525 million to schools that participate.
- Each of the 80,000 schools that participate are earning money for each Box Top™ clipped and turned in. Each Box Tops coupon is worth 10 cents and schools can earn up to $20,000 every year by clipping Box Tops from hundreds of participating products.
- Once the Box Tops™ are collected, schools can use cash to buy whatever they need, from supplies to playground equipment.
You have to buy trash bags, so why not purchase one that stands for a great cause? Hefty® is the only trash bag that supports Box Tops for Education. Start collecting Box Tops by purchasing products affiliated with them, especially Hefty® Box Tops™! Each time we purchase a product with a Box Top™ on it and throw away the Box Top™, we are basically throwing away free money! Even if you don’t have a child of your own, clip and save them for a family that you know with school age children. It doesn’t take much to begin a collection, and it can truly make a difference for us to help support schools and education!
The video below from Hefty® cracks me up! Do any of these things come out of your child’s teacher’s mouth?!
What are some fun ways that you collect Box Tops™?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.