(NAPSI)—If yours is like most families with children in school, you’re the major supplemental source of classroom supply funding, according to the National School Supply and Equipment Association, spending an average of $19 per student on classroom supplies.
In addition, many schools have to find ways to raise more money for supplies, extracurricular activities and so on.
Fortunately, if your child attends a public school or private school, between kindergarten and 8th grade, you can help its bottom line at no cost to you by going right to the top—the box top.
That’s because parents, teachers and anyone interested in education in America can do one simple thing. They can cut out the little pink Box Tops found on hundreds of participating products available in grocery and other stores and send those clips to the school, which earns 10 cents for each one.
Each eligible school participating in the Box Tops for Education® program may earn up to $20,000 in cash a year from the clip program and use the money for whatever it needs.
What’s more, through the Box Tops Marketplace, you can shop online at your favorite stores and the school earns eBoxTops® with each qualifying purchase at no additional cost to you. You just have to sign up online and designate a school to support. Then, simply start your online shopping at the Marketplace and you can earn up to 15 eBoxTops® for your school with every $10 you spend, depending on each individual merchant’s terms and conditions.
Friends, relatives or even businesses can shop to support any school, whether it’s next door, in the next state or across the country. All they need to do is sign up online at the Box Tops website with the school’s name and state or zip code. Once registered, every qualifying purchase they make through the Box Tops Marketplace will earn cash for that school and there is no cap on the amount of money a school may earn each year through that program.
Program members who sign up for the Box Tops eNewsletters receive offers for in-store coupons and free samples, opportunities to enter sweepstakes and lots of other chances to earn extra cash for education.
You can find further facts and even recipes using participating products at www.boxtops4education.com/marketplace and www.facebook.com/BoxTopsForEducation.