Sometimes your little one’s heart melt’s your own. My wife and I have been determined to be involved parents for our kindergartners new school. We look for programs and companies that support schools and as many of you know, Box Tops for Education is one of those great programs.
My wife and I were cutting out the Box Tops one afternoon before we put the cereal in the pantry and my daughter, realizing we had a scissors, wants to help. We explained what we were doing, and she excited said she couldn’t wait to let her teacher know! Then she said, why don’t we have a lemonade stand, give out free lemonade to the customers and give out our Box Tops to help THEIR schools too.
You know, sometimes you’re heart just melts are a parents.
It’s hard to say no honey, that’s not quite how it works. We have to have to give the Box Tops to our school, but to my amazement she understood perfectly. She just wanted to make sure everyone else knew about this great program.
So, I grabbed a small table, printed out a big sign, printed out some information about the program, collected all of our Box Tops to give away to others to help remind them to collect their Box Tops, went to Walmart and picked up some pink and yellow lemonade and bam, we were in business.
Hannah even wanted to write part of the sign herself, encouraging people to take a Box Top and help their local school. It was so adorable and he kind giving spirit was on full display.
I was so proud.
We set up on one of the busiest corners of the city. My little 5 year old was determined to spread the message.
I mixed the lemonade and to my surprise people taking a few Box Tops and giving a few dollars! Hannah immediately told me she wanted to give the money to her Kindergarten teacher.
She caught on that people were giving a few dollars and taking a few Box Tops and she whispers, my class is going to have so much money!! Hannah explained how Box Tops for Education worked and how giving them to her (or any) school helps kids everywhere.
At the end of the day, Hannah ran out of lemonade and Box Tops and was all smiles. Her kindergarten teacher will also have $26.31 heading to her on Monday morning in a envelope with a little story (and a few photos) attached.
Remember, save those Box Tops and be on the look out for bonus Box Tops on select General Mills products at Walmart! To learn more about Box Tops for Education, click here.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.