According to Freddieyo.com this was a General Mills’ Town Hall sponsored event and discussion. General Mills’ Box Tops for Education program is encouraging parents, families and community members nationwide.
The dedicated organization competes in growing food categories that are “on-trend” with consumer tastes around the world. Our brands hold leading market positions in more than 100 markets worldwide, with great opportunities for expansion.
The Box Tops for Education program offers parents easy, everyday ways to earn cash for their school. The program began in 1996, as more and more schools struggled to make ends meet. Each year enrolled schools receive a program kit to help them build their own comprehensive fundraising campaign. Most schools designate a program coordinator to develop ways to encourage parents, school staff and community members to clip Box Tops from participating products and bring them to school.
After the collected Box Tops are sent in to General Mills, the school receives a check, equivalent to 10 cents for every Box Top redeemed to spend on anything they choose. Schools have used the cash from Box Tops for Education to purchase items such as computers and computer software, library books, art supplies and playground equipment. Support our kids’ schools today at www.btfe.com .
It is paramount that all stakeholders work with our children on bridging achievement gaps. School systems are challenged and budgets are not targeted for America’s future adults and leaders to get the attention that they deserve. Kudos to Steve and Susan and General Mills corporate citizenship for keeping the critical ideal alive since 1996.
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