We’ve learned to cut corners here and there in order to stretch our budget.
There’s a difference between what we want and what we actually need.
We get it figured out and our kids don’t miss out.
But often, our schools aren’t as lucky.
They are missing things they need for our kids to be successful. The things teachers could use to really help our kids grow.
We have some resourceful teachers, who reuse materials or ask parents for help in securing those. They creatively make do and we’ve been very lucky that our children have had some amazing teachers. They’ve inspired my boys to dream big: I hear aspirations of being an architect, an engineer, a doctor, a veterinarian, and much more. Those teachers have fostered a love of math, science, reading, and history, getting my children excited about learning.
And yet, our schools and teachers could still use some help.
We’re talking our kids’ education here, so it’s a priority.
Though, August tends to be hard on a parent’s budget.
School supplies, new clothes and shoes, school fees, fall sports and activities fees. It all adds up and as much as we might want to help out our schools, our budget might already be stretched to the limit.
Which is why we’ve always supported our school’s Box Tops for Education program. It doesn’t require us to spend any extra money, but simply to buy products we already need, clip the Box Tops, and send them into the school.
You’ve probably heard of Box Tops for Education, since it is celebrating its 20th anniversary of helping schools. If you have a child in school, they probably even remind you about it. Though, if your children are still too young to be in school, keep in mind that Box Tops don’t expire for a while (check the date) and that you can always take them to the school your child will someday attend: those Box Tops could mean that by the time your child attends, the school will have already been able to purchase all sorts of learning tools that your child will then be able to take advantage of right from the start.
While you are doing your back to school shopping, look for products that have Box Tops on them. Go shopping at Walmart right now and you’ll find General Mills products with 5 Box Tops on them. Your school gets $.10 for every Box Top you clip and send, so they’ll get $.50 from each of these products. All while allowing you to stick to your back to school budget, since these are back to school essentials anyway.
Just be sure to take the extremely small amount of time it takes to clip those Box Tops for Education. Or just have your kids do it- it’s helping their school! Click to learn more.