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Save your school, one bowl of soup or cereal at a time
posted by: Steph | June 17, 2010, 05:37 PM   

The economic crisis that hit in 2009 is hitting state and local budgets hard, and with the bulk of public education funding coming from states and localities, people should think beyond government aid to help save their schools and teachers.

Campbell’s Soup Company has sponsored Labels for Education, a program that for more than 37 years has provided free educational equipment to schools in exchange for clipped proofs of purchase. Campbell’s recently announced a partnership with Bic and Diamond Food’s Pop Secret to expand the program. You can learn if your school is participating, which products can be used in the program, and how to get involved at

Box Tops for Education is another corporate-sponsored program that you can participate in simply by clipping the Box Top logo from products you might use every day. Started in 1996, Box Tops has provided more than $320 million to schools. You can learn how you can participate at

Economic hardship can be seen as a detriment or as an opportunity to cut waste and increase awareness and involvement. Thanks to the efforts of these organizations and others, there are numerous, every day ways we can help our schools.

Have these programs benefited your school? If so, how?
Do you know of another program that offers an easy way to help a local school?

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