Years ago, before I had school-aged children of my own, I can remember my mom diligently collecting Box Tops for the local school. At the time she was already retired, but she never forgot what a difference it had made for the school she worked for- paying for art supplies and even computers – so she continued the tradition.
It didn't seem like a big deal at the time, probably because I wasn't a parent and didn't yet understand the impact that additional resources and experiences can have on young minds. Now that I have three children of my own, I get it.
Banding together to support schools, even when you don't have children of your own in school, can make a difference for the community for years to come.
Did you know that Box Tops is one of America's largest school earning loyalty programs? There are over 80,000 K-8 schools that participate, earning $0.10 per top that they can use to buy whatever they need. Since the program launch in 1996, Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools
Because schools are able to use the donations from General Mills through the Box Tops program any way they need, these funds have the ability to impact locals schools in the ways they need it the most.
This year, in partnership with Walmart, the Box Tops program is giving us a chance to make an even bigger difference in our community. You can earn Five Box tops on specially marked packages! (Only at Walmart.) Bonus Box Tops mean that your school will have even more buying power.
If you've never participated in the Box Tops program before, you may be wondering how it all works. You can send box tops to your school at any time. Each school has a Box Tops coordinator, who collects the Box Tops and sends them in. Checks are then mailed to the schools twice a year.
So head to Walmart and start collection your Bonus Box Tops!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.