Local schools collect box tops to get cash from General Mills

By MELISSA ARNOLD State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Wait! Before you throw away your next empty box of Cheerios make sure you clip the box top off the package.

Box tops earn cash for schools through the General Mills Box Tops for Education program simply by clipping the labels from participating General Mills products and taking them to the desired school. To be eligible for the program the school must serve students kindergarten through eighth grade.

All of the public and private schools in Frankfort and Franklin County, except Frankfort Christian Academy, participate in the Box Tops for Education program.

The schools earn 10 cents for every label collected. Some of the General Mills products that have qualifying labels are Cheerios, Wheaties, Trix, Raisin Nut Bran, Pillsbury cookie dough, Hamburger Helper Dinner Mix, Progresso Soup, Chex Mix and Totino's pizza snacks. For a complete list of participating products visit the Web site at www.boxtops4education.com.

Each school can raise up to $20,000 a year simply for clipping box tops; no tops will be accepted that have been altered or disfigured in any way. The next group of submissions must be postmarked by March 31.

For more on this story, see the latest State Journal.

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