Small Fundraisers Can Make a Big Difference

box-tops-for-educationHave you seen these labels on your groceries? They are called box tops. You may have known that. You may also know that our school, like many others, collects them. But did you know that each one of those tops earns Spring Garden 10 cents? That adds up fast. That’s also a lot of potential shiny dimes in the local landfill.

Many schools earn upwards of $1,000 in box top revenue each year and use the money to buy equipment for their science labs, orchestras and field trips.

There are three ways to help SGWS earn money through Box Tops.

1) Clip or rip them, bring them to the lobby, and place in our container on the display case near the Class one room.

2) Shop online, by starting here: Register for your school once and you will be remembered every time you shop from that link. School’s typically earn 1-3% profit on items. A sample of participating retailers include Bogs, Best Buy, Gap, Hanna Andersson, The North Face, Starbucks, Southwest, Shutterfly, Toys R Us, Target, WalMart, Walgreens, and many many more.

3) Enter our school in ongoing box top contests, posted here:

And if you’re a fan of coupons, the Box Top retailers offer coupons and instant savings available exclusively through this program:

So, before you recycle those boxes, do a quick check for box tops. If each family clipped or ripped 5 a week, we’d earn around $4,000 by year’s end. Why let the corporations keep it when we could buy so many nice things for our children?

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