I love Box Tops for Education! It’s such an easy way to help our school raise funds to assist with programs throughout the school year. To tell you the truth, though, we don’t buy a lot of foods that carry Box Tops for Education labels and I occasionally feel like I am not doing my part. But there are plenty of non-food products that contain the labels so I focus my efforts on those items. We go through trash bags like crazy so I buy Hefty waste bags and I enjoy making macarons so I buy Reynolds Kitchens Parchment Paper just to get the Box Tops for Education labels.
Another thing I’ve done to help out is make a DIY Box Tops for Education Collection Box! During the summer months, I leave it on the kitchen counter to collect as many labels as I can. Then, when school starts back up, I move it to the counter in the front office so people can drop their labels in at their convenience. Our school sends out collection sheets, but we never have enough to fill it so I felt like having a collection box in the front office would be a solution to my own problem and might just be useful to other families.
How to Make a DIY Box Tops for Education Collection Box –
- Unfinished, hinged wooden box
- Paint, any color
- Washi tape
- Optional: letter stickers
- Paint the hinged box and allow time to dry.
- Apply washi tape.
- Optional: add a Box Tops for Education sign to the top or front of the box.
- Optional: cut a slit in the top of the box so the labels can just be dropped in.
- Set it out and fill it up!
The DIY Box Tops for Education Collection Box is incredibly easy to make! It took me less than 20 minutes, start to finish.
Do you collect Box Tops for Education for your child’s school?
UPDATE: You no longer need to clip and turn in your Box Tops! Simply scan your receipts into the Box Tops for Education app and your school will automatically receive the earnings.