When my household is going through a financial hardship, it’s really difficult for me to participate in the kids monthly school fundraisers. It seems like from the beginning of the school year to the end, I am ordering something that is linked to a fundraiser going on at their school. From cookie dough to overpriced Christmas wrapping paper, it all becomes too overwhelming for me to keep up with, let alone afford. However, one day the school discovered a program that make school fundraising simple for everyone involved. Today’s tip for mom is sponsored by General Mills® Box Tops for Education™ in partnership with Tap Influence.
I was blessed to send both boys to a private school that made it a point to offer an affordable tuition. In addition, we were asked to participate in the monthly school fundraisers or pay a higher tuition rate. For the first few years, it was very difficult for me to keep up with the fundraising requirement because many of the promotions did not fit my family needs. Plus, I found it uncomfortable asking my friends to order something new every month. So month, after, month, I simply ordered from each catalog to continue within the schools requirements. Our house was filled with buckets of cookie dough, cosmetics I did not want and of course, let us not forget, the overpriced gift wrapping paper.
At the end of the day, I wasn’t really saving on my tuition. But it was Ok, I knew our school used funds for supplies, field trips and the after school program. However, despite all of the parents’ efforts the school wasn’t meeting their monthly fundraising goals until they incorporate the Box Tops for Education into their overall efforts.
School Fundraising Made Easy with Box Tops for Education
It was so easy for me to participate in my kids Box Tops for Education year round because we earned points for items, I purchased at the grocery store weekly. Each week, I would clip the box tops from the various items I purchased, submit them to my sons school and the school would mail them in to earn cash.
The Box Tops for Educations was very simple for me to manage, and it was the school’s highest earning fundraiser.
Here are some of the main advantages to the program.
- Each Box Tops are worth $0.10 for your child’s school
- Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs.
- Over 80,000 k-8 schools participate
- Schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need.
- Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools since the launch of the program in 1996.
This program is so important, So I created this free printables that will help you activity that will help teachers motivate the class. Stay tune for Box Tops Racers!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.