Earlier today, I was super excited to unveil that Houseful of Nicholes was chosen, along with six other blogs, to help spread the word about the Box Tops for Education program. I was contacted about a month ago, and had been anxiously getting ready for the experience at the General Mills World Headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The other blogs represented were:
Black and Married With Kids – Official Box Tops for Education Spokesbloggers
All of these bloggers are active in their community with the Box Tops for Education program and collect for their child(ren) on a regular basis. The purpose of this particular panel is to make the collecting effort in African American communities stronger. As a coordinator, my heart literally swells with pride at the fact that General Mills recognizes how great the program is, and wants schools to be able to earn their fair share of the funds available. They also recognized the fact that statistically, African American schools lag greatly behind their counterparts.
We’re earning, but we could be earning more.
Talk about a fire being lit underneath me to strive to do even better than the amount we raised this year.
Facts about the Box Tops for Education Program
- There are more than 240 Box Tops for Education brands, including Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Kleenex, Ziploc, Hefty, Juicy Juice, Avery, Land’O Lakes, Brita, Hanes and Boise
- There are more than 75,000 coordinators involved (and I’m one of them!)
- Every clipped coupon is worth 10 cents and you can clip and earn up to $20,000 each school year.
- You can also earn online at the Marketplace and through partners such as 2 Ways 2 Earn, Growing Local Learning, and Earn More for Your School
- Every year, look out for your favorite stores to have Bonus Box Tops promotions including back to school, and summer time.
Photos: Andrea Ellen Reed Photography www.andreaellenreed.com