Growing up in a rural school district I am uniquely aware how the school programs can suffer if they don’t receive the funding the school needs I am all to keenly understanding of the fact that desperately needed books and after school programs become in short supply when the school is underfunded. It’s a vicious cycle the school is underfunded therefore it under performs and the wheel continues to turn.
Music programs are often the first to get cut when the school needs to find more money in the budget. Even though research shows that exposure to music education increases capacity for children to learn in all areas especially math and science. As a parent what can I do to help ensure this doesn’t happen in the districts I live in?
I have been aware of the General Mills Box Tops program for some years now. I know that I collect box tops off of the items I already buy and I turn them in to the school. The school in turn turns them into the box top program and receives 10 cents for each box top redeemed.
Whoa, now if it’s just me as one parent turning in these box tops I may not be able to make much of a difference. But if I and many other parents do the same we can help the schools get the funding they need for programs like music education and desperately needed after school programs.
My family loves General Mills products and we can always find them at Walmart. I love love the box top program and what it can mean for my daughter’s school. You can learn more about the box top program at Walmart, and ways to help your school get the funds they need for programs here. Head on over to your local Walmart and pick up some Bonus Box Top Items. Get started with your own box tops collection and get your kids and community in on the fun. Let’s start this school year off with a bang raising money and help give our kids the best education they can get!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.