Now that school is back in session for most of us, a lot of families are looking for ways to help give back to their schools. After all, school just happens to be our kids' home away from home. Unless, of course, you're homeschooling. We have a child that goes to public high school, and one who is homeschooled through the K12 public homeschool program. Still, we are big supporters of education, and believe that every child deserves the best education possible. If kids are going to learn effectively, schools need our support.
Here in my hometown, our schools are getting a major overhaul. Some schools are being renovated, some are being demolished, and we will even be getting a few shiny, new schools, too. This, of course, costs quite a bit of money, and the budget is pretty tight. As a parent and a proud member of my community, I want to help in any way I can. Not only does supporting our schools matter as a parent, it also matters as a citizen. Good schools matter for everybody!
One way we give back is by collecting Box Tops for Education when we purchase General Mills products at Walmart.
Before the hate mail starts rolling in, YES, I am fully aware that these products are not GMO-free, and they aren't organic. While I love organic foods and purchase them very often, we don't ONLY buy organic foods. Our pockets, like many others', are not that deep. Plus, there are some products that my family loves that are traditional products and not organic. We do a mix of products here, and I will never claim otherwise unless this changes. We're also not vegetarian, and I don't drive a Prius. Just being honest.
Anyway, since I got that out of the way, I'd love to talk a bit about how the fantastic Box Tops for Education program can help benefit your child's school. Here are some quick facts:
-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.
Right now, when you shop for groceries at Walmart, you might notice some Bonus Box Tops on select General Mills products. Many of these are staples you already have on your shopping list, such as Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or Cookie Dough, or even Family Sized Value Packs of your favorite cereals, like Cheerios!
By saving your Box Tops, you can make a real difference in your local schools. The best part? The schools can use these Box Tops in any way they see fit! If your school needs a new playground, new textbooks, building repairs or upgrades, or even some fun new technology, Box Tops for Education can help make it happen. As a mom who cares about her kids' education, this makes me feel good!
So when you're shopping at Walmart, be sure to look for specially marked packages and start saving those Box Tops! Stay tuned, because I have some fun ideas to make saving these a family affair!
Have you ever collected Box Tops for Education? Do you have any creative or fun ideas to get the kiddos involved, too? I'd love to hear about it!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.