Second graders in Mrs. Raines’ class at Valley View School in Portland recently collected 777 Box Tops for their school, beating out 18 other classes during an October Box Top collection contest. The contests motivate the children to take part in fundraising for their school and winners earn things like pajama days, homework passes and parties. Mrs. Raines’ class prize was a popcorn party.
All the students at Valley View School participated in the contest, bringing in almost 5000 box tops in the month of October.
The Box Tops for education program started in 1996 by the General Mills Corporation. It allows schools to earn cash when families clipbox tops on participating products. The school is reimbursed ten cents for every one collected. Box Tops also provide a way to earn cash online with e-Boxtops.
American schools have earned $475 million dollars in Box Top money since the program started. Over 90,000 schools across the country participate. Combined, they’ve collected billions of Box Tops during the last sixteen years.
Valley View School has participated since 2004 and uses the money to support their Reading Counts program which provides students with a variety of leveled literature as well as technology that creates an environment for kids to become motivated and independent readers.
Photo of the class provided by Face Forward Photography of Portland, CT.
Submitted by press release.