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Save Those Boxtops!


For anyone with youngsters, or as a teacher like me,  you’ve most likely heard of Box Tops for Education. If you haven’t you may have seen them on common household items like plastic bags or cereal. Box Tops for Education is a program designed by General Mills in 1996 to help funding for schools Since that time, hundreds of products have added box tops to their own products raising over $200 million dollars for area schools since its inception. Here is some information to help you understand how to use Box Tops for Education. For further information click here to visit the Box Tops  For Education  Home Page.


Step 1
Shop as you normally would. Various food items, toiletry items and cleaners all have the box tops logo. For a list of participating products, please visit Box Tops for Education’s website listed in Resources.

Step 2

Clip your box top. Each box top for education is worth 10 cents for area schools. Some products have more than one box top on it. For example, the toilet paper I use actually has two box tops on it.

Step 3

Support LaHarpe Elementary and Junior High School.. Any accredited public, private, parochial or home school in the United States (and military schools worldwide) is eligible for this program. LaHarpe has been the recipient of funds from Box Tops for Education for several years.  

Step 4

Bring in your box tops. Simply drop off your Box Tops for Education in the school office or send them to school with your child. The school or committee that heads up Box Tops for Education will mail them in. Each school can earn up to $60,000 each year. Each box top is worth .ten cents to the school, which can be used to purchase a variety of school equipment and supplies.

Step 5

Shop online. Box Tops for Education has agreements with many online retailers. By logging into Box Tops for Education Marketplace, you will be connected to participating retailers through the site. Most retailers give a percentage of how much money you spend to Box Tops for Education and the school you are registered to.

Support Our School!! Your Box Tops Can Help ..... Please take the few seconds to clip those box tops!

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