Saluda Elementary School launches Box Tops fundraiser

Published 3:13 pm Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saluda Elementary School has announced the launch of its 2010-2011 Box Tops for Education fundraising campaign. This year the school has set a goal of earning $1,200 through Box Tops to purchase playground upgrades.

Box Tops for Education is a school fundraising program started by General Mills in 1996. To date, Box Tops has helped Americas schools raise over $300 million to buy things they need but cant always afford, such as library books, school supplies and playground equipment.

School supporters can earn cash for their favorite school with Box Tops through everyday activities such as buying groceries, shopping online and buying books. Schools can earn a total of up to $80,000 each year.

Heres how you can help:

Clip Box Tops from hundreds of favorite products and send them to Stephanie Durham, Box Tops coordinator, at Saluda Elementary School, 214 E. Main St., Saluda, N.C. 28773.

Sign up to support Saluda Elementary School on the Box Tops website at btfe.com.

Shop online. Saluda Elementary School will earn up to 15 percent of qualifying purchases when you shop at over 100 popular online stores at the Box Tops Marketplace.

Buy books. Saluda Elementary School will earn up to 6 percent of purchases made online at Barnes & Noble through the Box Tops Reading Room.

For more information, visit btfe.com or contact Stephanie Durham, Saluda Elementary School Box Tops coordinator, at 828-329-5078 or by e-mail at sdurham614@gmail.com.