We’re going to take a tiny break in our summer fun for a reminder of something super easy you can be doing right now that will help your child’s school.
As much as I like to think that back-to-school isn’t for a long time, it’s really only about two blinks away.
I like to do what I can to help out my boys’ school. Volunteering is usually the first thought and I do quite a lot of that. But sometimes the timing doesn’t work out for everyone to be able to volunteer. It was really hard for me to get to the school when I still had other little ones at home.
With all the back to school sales, I usually stock up on the supplies I know the teachers in our school will be asking for by about the mid-point in the year when they start running out: pencils, glue sticks, copier paper, crayons. So I buy those items when they’re on sale in the summer, store them in the closet, and send them in when they’re needed. But, adding extra items to an already long back to school shopping list can be burdensome and buying those items during the school year when they aren’t on sale can get really expensive.
So, the easiest thing you can do to help your child’s school is actually something you’re already doing, though you might not realize it: buy products with Box Tops on them. There are so many items that have Box Tops on them that it doesn’t cost you any extra than what you’re spending now, you simply have to take the time to remove the Box Top and send it in to your school. I have a spot in a kitchen drawer where I place all of ours- sometimes taking the time to cut them neatly right when I remove them, other times sloppily tearing off the part of the packaging that has the Box Tops and having my boys cut them when it’s time for us to send them in. Each Box Top is worth .10 cents.
Preschool moms, take note that many of the Box Tops you’ll find right now don’t expire until 2019, which means that you could start saving them now and send in a ton with your child when they head to kindergarten. Or, since you probably already know what school they’ll be going to, you can send in the Box Tops as you collect them and the school will be able to spend that money on supplies and equipment they need so that it will be there by the time your child starts school.
While we find a lot of our Box Tops on food packaging, many of Reynolds Consumer Products brands participate in Box Tops. Just to name a few that I use:
- Reynolds® Parchment Paper
- Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liners
- Hefty® Strong Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags
- Hefty® Cinch Sak® Large Trash Bags and Lawn & Leaf Bags
- EZ Foil® by Hefty® Bakeware Pans
Not only can you be saving your Box Tops, you can get ready for school in the Hefty and Reynolds Box Tops for Education “School Supplied” sweepstakes and daily instant win game. They’re giving away thousands of product prizes PLUS 10,000 eBoxTops to 5 lucky schools! Go give it a try!
How do your help your local school?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.