School has started. So also, has the thing that annoys me more than anything. Fundraisers. First week of school and my daughter already brought one home. I know I’m not alone in my hatred of fundraisers. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all about supporting my kid’s schools and their classrooms. I buy everything on the supply list and provide extra tissues or whatever when requests are made mid year. I buy school t-shirts for the kids to wear on Fridays. My favorite way to support the schools though? Box tops.
You know what I’m talking about. Those little coupon looking things on your favorite General Mills products. My mom used to save them and send me to school with a fat envelope to give to our school secretary. All you have to do to support your local schools is cut those box tops out and drop them off at school. That’s pretty much no effort required on your part. Best part is that they are all on all the products you already love and buy. My local H-E-B carries all our favorite General Mills snacks, cereals, and easy meals, so I’m already buying them. I just snip them off, throw them in the jar I have on the counter just for them, and then send them with my kids when it’s full.
If you don’t have kids, save them anyways and give them to your niece, nephew, or the neighbor kids. Many times classes will have incentives for bringing them in, which leads to the kids getting extra excited about it. My daughter’s school did this last year anyways and it resulted in things like throwing pies in the principal’s face. I’m all for helping my child reach that goal.
Right now, H-E-B and Box Tops for Education are giving 20 Texas Schools the chance to win 20,000 Bonus Box Tops ($2,000 value). Sign up and support your schools! Enter the sweepstakes by registering on cashforyoureducation.com. When you register, your school will automatically get 10 box tops and be entered to win. The more entries for your school, the more chances your school could win! Get points with the PTA and see how many parents you can get registered for this opportunity.