This post brought to you by Kimberly-Clark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Most schools are struggling to make ends meet in today’s economy. They have not just 2 or 3 children to meet needs for, but rather hundreds and sometimes thousands. Our back to school supply lists this year included some items that I had not expected such as a package of printer paper. I assume this is for the school office. We also grabbed some of the usual supplies like 10 packs of notebook paper, folders, and pencils. I had a friend say that her child’s list included 16 glue sticks. I have to wonder… are they eating those glue sticks? In all seriousness though, I imagine it is to help the students whose parents cannot afford to buy glue sticks, and I don’t have a problem with that at all. I am always happy to help our schools and students which is why I am such a fan of the Box Tops for Education program.
An easy and painless way to help our schools is through the Box Tops for Education program. If you are not already, I encourage you to start clipping Box Tops for Education, and to help your child’s school. Hundreds of products participate in the program such as Scott® and Kleenex© brand products. You probably already have many participating products in your freezer, and pantry. For every BoxTop that you clip, your child’s school will receive 10 cents. That might not sound like much, but when you have hundreds of parents saving their Box Tops throughout the year it adds up really fast. Each school can receive up to $20,000 each year from collected Box Tops.
Did you know that you can get bonus Box Tops on Scott® brand products and Kleenex© brand products from Sam’s Club? Both of my granddaughters have already been sick with colds, since starting school two weeks ago. Thank goodness I had already picked up some boxes of Kleenex© tissues along with our other school supplies.
By getting your Scotts© and Kleenex© products via Sam’s Club, in-club or online, you’ll be able to stock up on classroom essentials AND get bonus Box Tops to support your children’s school!
It’s so easy for you to help. Just clip the box tops and send them to your child’s school. The school will take care of turning them in.
I’m just curious, were there any unusual items on your child’s back to school supply list this year?
I have been saving box tops for education for my daughter and her school for many years. It is such a wonderful program, that really helps the school. It only takes a few seconds to cut out the box tops and save them. The school is very appreciative.
My girls school always collects tons of box tops. They usually hold a contest to see which class brings in the most. A donation of pizza to the winning class is always a huge push in getting the kids to remind mom and dad!
[email protected] The Spring Mount 6 Pack says
We always save our Box Tops for the kids school.
What a cool concept. We are just now starting box tops with my first in preK
I am a big advocate of Box Tops. I wish that schools would make a recommended donation in lieu of school supplies and let the teachers buy what is needed.
Sara Phillips says
My son loves to collect Box Tops to take in. I love that I can help without going out of my way to send it more money.
My son just entered Kindergarten, I’m definitely going to start this!
One of our committees at my son’s school PTO is over Box Tops… we encourage it heavily and usually get over $5,000 a year just from the box tops alone.
Shop with Me Mama says
Nothing unusual on the list so far!!
Rachael Ebner says
Our schools can use all the help they can get! Every penny helps.