Week-long event encourages communities to clip Box Tops to help raise much-needed funds
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., September 18, 2018/3BL Media/ – As kids return to the classroom, schools and teachers often scramble to gather the supplies and equipment they need. Too often, gaps in funding force schools to make difficult decisions, leaving important items unfunded. For more than 22 years, General Mills Box Tops for Education has been helping bridge that gap for schools across the country, raising more than $882 million for K-8 schools since 1996.
Once your kids start school, you have to deal with more than just getting them ready for September. Beyond getting them school supplies, you also need to budget for after-school activities, fundraisers, field trips, school lunches and all sorts of random or last-minute expenses throughout the year.
So, how do you budget for all these expenses and find ways to save money?
CAMDEN, N.J., January 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – When the Riletta Twyne Cream Family School suffered major water damage following a burst pipe during this month’s record-breaking cold front, the school’s teachers worried about two things: their students’ education, and how they would stock up on new school supplies in time to re-open their classrooms.
PHOENIX, May 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Across the country, the school year is wrapping up for our children. Soon, alarm clocks, schedules and homework will be forgotten for a few months as kids enjoy the summer. And while many of them can’t wait to be on break, taking the time to properly go through their books, notes and school supplies cannot only save you some dough for next year, it can help the environment.
Imagine that you’re a fourth grade teacher at a public school in Orange County, Florida, the tenth largest school district in the United States. You have twenty-one students in your class and resources are tight. Not only that, but you notice a couple of your students come to school in shoes that are too small, or wear the same outfits every other day. They don’t have basic supplies like pencils or lined paper. You want to help, but you’re a single parent who needs to feed your family and pay bills.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Oct. 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – To help Southeast Texas students start off the school year on the right foot, volunteers from the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery packed and donated 200 backpacks with school supplies as part of the 4th Annual Abel Herrero School Supplies Giveaway at the Robstown High School Auditorium.
Ally Financial teamed up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to send Detroit students back to school with the essentials this year. Ally volunteers packed and distributed backpacks full of school supplies to 600 students at the Boys and Girls Clubs’ annual Be Fit for School event and donated 50 books on financial literacy concepts to the Boys and Girls Clubs’ library. Ally also sponsored the new Backpack Café program, which will help students facing food insecurity to take a backpack of food home with them each weekend.
Carlos Carrasco, who grew up in Venezuela, learned to pitch and reached the Major Leagues with the Phillies at age 22, likes to show that if you work hard and pursue your dreams, anything can happen.
The goal the hard-throwing right-hander most recently realized was U.S. citizenship. For months, teammates including Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli peppered him with questions, then last week Carrasco passed the test.
Republic Services of Sacramento, the Folsom Cordova Community Partnership and the City of Rancho Cordova came together for Reuse Roundup, a school supply drive that aims to collect reusable school supplies from local schools at the end of the school year that would otherwise end up in our landfills.
This was the second year of Reuse Roundup, and with the help of the six participating schools, over 900 pounds of reusable school supplies were collected.