There comes a time in life when reality sets in, when you realize that the schools your children attend need your support to thrive. Each of us has that moment when we recognize that simple things and small steps all lend way to making a big difference.
Does your school need funds but no one wants to run a fundraiser? Does your school want to make small changes that have a huge impact on the kids? Today, I will show you how to help your school without doing much more than your daily shopping and snack preparing.
My after school snack option that helps support my local school is fast and easy to prepare and has zero cleanup! Who is ready to lavishly live life out loud and learn about an after school snack option that helps support your local school?
After School Snack Option That Helps Support Your Local School
Today’s post is sponsored by Box Tops and Walmart .
The time between waking up and sending the kids out to school and their return home happens fast, it seems like time just slips on ice and delivers these kids home faster than I sent them. After school is a little hectic in our world because we have to get ready for after school sports and that means I need to feed the kids fast!
Time is not on my side, it’s always ticking against me and we have to get on the road fast because we travel far for our practice. My snack is simple, fast and delicious and completely disposable. Additionally, the after school snack option support my local school. You might be wondering what I am talking about, so let me show you.
BEFORE YOU CAN SHOP GRAB THE BOX TOP APP
So the Box Top App is so user-friendly and an amazingly powerful tool to help your school fundraiser while you do nothing more than shop. Your receipts are going to turn into cash for your school.
- BUY – find offers, then buy the products
- SCAN your receipt after you buy the products
- EARN – your earnings will stack up and your school benefits!
Supplies You Will Need To Purchase At Your Local Walmart For Snack Option
These are the supplies you will need, so head to those aisles in Walmart and load up your cart.
Purchase Five Box Tops for Education products: “Buy 5, Earn $5 in Box Tops” offer.
1 Package of Totino’s Pizza Rolls Combo – Please note there are Box Tops on this Package
1 6 Pack of Viva Vantage Paper Towels (6 big rolls)- we found this pack (Box Tops On Package)
After School Snack Option With Zero Cleanup
Use a few paper towels ( I prefer 2-3 stacked together to take up moisture), and then put the pizza on top, microwave.
When the kids are done eating they throw the paper towels away and there is no cleanup!
BENEFITS OF AFTER SCHOOL SNACK OPTIONS FOR YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL
I used to teach Spanish at my children’s Catholic School. While the school itself was in a wonderfully wealthy area, the school did not have the funding it needed to survive all the ‘extras’ the kids could benefit from. The kids were bringing in their own basketballs, and field balls just to have things to do at playground time, it was ridiculous.
Our PTA was very strong, our drive to help our kids thrive in everything from academia to physical fitness was stronger and as a group of moms, we pushed hard to make things happen. What we did was work smarter, not harder for fund raising.
SCHOOL SNACKS, REGULAR PURCHASES
We asked our parents to get involved, even those not in the PTA, we asked them to collect all the Box Tops from everything they bought, which meant, no money needed to donate, just a quick snip off their food and paper products and send it in with the kids.
To incentivize the homerooms we offered turn in dates for a week each month and whichever classroom turned in the most Box Tops won a pizza party. You should see how many Box Tops got turned in.
The hardest part was sorting Box Tops, making sure they were cut to perfection and getting them organized for turn in and redemption. We had a group of moms come together, offered up coffee and chatter and they went at the sorting party.
Our school that could not afford a proper playset for the playground got a brand new playset. Books for the science lab, and musical instruments for the music room were all purchased. We really made a difference in what our kids had versus not and the smiles on the kids on the playground were priceless.
Here are other items with the same Buy 5, Earn $5 in Box Tops offer to help you in your shopping adventures, basically, it is things we already buy!
Head to your local Walmart and shop for the products that you normally buy, such as the ones I am showing you. Uuse your receipts to verify the purchase. Snip those Box Tops and send them to your school. Grab the Box Tops App too and make sure you are signed up to help your school or pick your school of choice if you don’t have kids of school age. It’s that easy.
These products are always on the Go To School list as well!
It’s your turn to clip, snip, and send the Box Tops into your school and help with fundraising without any cash donation! I can not tell you enough how easy this is to do and what a difference you can make as a person and a group of parents. Simple steps will lead you to a path of successful donations without ever dropping a penny into a fundraiser outside of products you have already purchased. Easy Peasy and the benefits for your school are incredible!