Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Box Tops for Education

Their Story:
It started in California in 1996.  General Mills wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America’s schools.  Box Tops for Education was born.  Companies that participate are General Mills, Pillsbury, and others.  By 2004, over 82,000 schools across the nation were clipping Box Tops to earn cash to buy things they needed like books, computers, playground equipment and more.  You can now clip Box Tops from Ziploc, Hefty, Kleenex, and Scott products too.  Today, America’s schools have earned over $719 MILLION to help their schools!  

How we can help:
Before recycling your packaging, check for the little rectangular box (shown above) with - - - - - - - around it which indicates that you cut it out.  It’s usually found on the top or front of the packaging.  Stick them in a baggie and bring them to Club meetings for the project chair.  Our committee team is Lion Nancy Norton (chair) and Lion Susan Albury.    

It’s really easy to do and can help our schools immensely. 

Other ways we can collect:

  • Ask our family and friends to save them for us.
  •  Advertise on Facebook that you’re collecting them.
  • Ask your place of business to put a drop box for employees to donate them.
  • Advertise on your office bulletin board that you’re collecting them. 
TIP:  When you return home from grocery shopping, look your items over at that time and clip them so you don't forget! 

TIP:  Costco boxes of freezer bags often will give you two box tops per box! 

One thing to watch for is they DO have an expiration date and once they've expired, won't do us any good.  So it's important that you turn them in on a regular basis so the school can benefit.   The committee will be making a determination on which school to support in the very near future!  

We are supporting our youth with this project, Engaging Our Youth, #Lions100.

If you want to contribute to our project, please contact me at Thank you for your consideration!

We Serve!

Lion Nancy Norton

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