Shop and clip labels for public schools

Shop and clip labels for public schools The contents of your kitchen cupboards can help Vermillion public schools. General Mills and Campbell's Soup Company each promote programs that support schools when consumers clip and save portions of a product's packaging or label.

The Vermillion Parent Teacher Association recently set up collection sites at area grocery stores to help the community raise funds for public schools through these programs.

General Mills, through its Box Tops For Education program, will donate up to $60,000 to a school each year through three components. First, the corporation gives up to $20,000 on an annual basis to schools who send in box tops, which are worth 10 cents each and are found on General Mills products, such as cereals, Betty Crocker cake mixes and Pillsbury baking products.

Schools can earn up to an additional $20,000 each year through shoppers who join the Box Tops for Education Booster Club and receive a percentage of online purchases at over 200 retailers.

A third way to earn up to $20,000 for schools is the Box Tops for Education Visa card, which donates 1 percent of all purchases each year to a card-holder's designated school. See www.boxtops4education.com for more information.

Campbell's Labels for Education program provides school supplies to schools who send in labels, UPC codes or lids from products such as Campbell's soup.

, Prego spaghetti sauce and Pace salsa. Until Oct. 31, labels from Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup and Campbell's SpaghettiOs, as well as Pepperidge Farm Goldfish UPC codes, are worth double their value.

For this school year, Campbell's Select Soup, Soup at Hand and Kitchen Classic soup labels are worth five labels each and V8 Splash juice labels are worth two labels. See www.labelsforeducation.com for more information.

The Vermillion Parent Teacher Association has placed box top collection bins at HyVee and Jones' food stores. Soup label collection bins will be added soon. Austin or Jolley elementary schools also serve as collection sites.

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