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Did you know that just by doing your weekly grocery shopping, you can be helping out your local schools? Though I’ve seen them for years, but I never paid much attention to those education labels on the packages of products I bought. That was until my own kidlets started school and I learned about Labels for Education and realized that I was literally throwing away valuable points that could benefit my local school and community!
Labels for Education is a great program where you can help your school earn FREE educational merchandise such as computers, software, sports equipment, musical instruments, library books and many other supplies. You can find out if your school participates by going here. America’s schools and organizations have earned more than $114 million in merchandise over the Labels for Education program’s 40 year history. Who knew?!
Trust me, this is the easiest school fundraiser you’ll ever take part in. Before you go grocery shopping just check out the Labels for Education website for a list of participating products. It doesn’t matter where you shop – participating products can be found at any grocery store you go to. This week I got mine from Shop Rite – I picked up a few items from the soup aisle, but I hit up the cereal, bread, dairy and cookie/cracker ones too!
There are more than 2,500 products that carry Labels for Education points including such brands as Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farm, Spaghetti-Os, Pace, Prego, Swanson, Post, Dannon and V-8.
You just simply clip the UPC codes or collect the beverage/sauce caps from the participating products and send them into school with your child.
That’s it. No forms to fill out, numbers or products to log. Super easy, right?!
Here’s what I got on my shopping trip – there’s a pretty good variety of Labels for Education products, don’t you think?
I even started to reach out to family and friends who don’t have school-aged children to collect the labels from them too! Once a month I put all the labels I’ve collected together and send them a sealed envelope and send it in with my son to school. His teacher knows where they need to go from there in order to get counted for their school. The more points your school collects, the more items they can get. You can even track your school’s progress and view their “wish list” of items online.
By checking out the Labels for Education website I also discovered:
- A coupon area that offers discounts from all its participating brands to get great savings on your grocery bill while helping out your local school.
- A new sweepstakes – called Grand Stand for Schools – where they are giving away $1 million dollars! 1,000 schools will each win $1,000. No purchase is necessary, all you have to do to is log onto www.labelsforeducation.com\sweeps and follow the easy directions to enter your participating school.
Now it’s your turn to share. What ways do you support your local school?
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