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Box Tops turn into cash for schools

"Parents and teachers at South Whidbey Primary and Intermediate Schools are kicking off their 2000-01 General Mills Box Tops for Education fund-raising program -- bigger and better this year.Betty Crocker products are now included, which means Box Top logos will be on more than 330 General Mills products, brands such as Hamburger Helper, Bisquick, SuperMoist Cake Mix and many more.Students, families and community members are encouraged to save box tops throughout the entire year. Just clip the Box Tops logo from any participating GM products and send them to South Whidbey Primary or Intermediate School. The school gets 10 cents for each box top collected.This is a great opportunity for students, parents, grandparents and the whole community to come together for the good of our school and our children's futures, said Donna Ertel Riley, Box Tops for Education coordinator for South Whidbey Primary School. I urge everyone to watch for those Box Tops logos, clip them off the box and send them to the school. It makes such a difference in the types of things we can do for our children.The fund-raising concept is also a welcome one in that it requires no door-to-door selling by children and costs nothing to become involved, Riley added.Plus the school gets cash to purchase anything it wants with the money, she said.Last year, South Whidbey Primary School raised $500 through the Box Tops for Education program, with Mrs. Leach's first grade class the top Box Top collectors. This year, the school has set a goal to collect $1,000 more.Some of the suggested uses for the money are purchase and installation of a lighted reader board for the Elementary School campus, adding playground equipment and supervisors, computer hardware and software upgrades, library and take-home reading books, and other educationally supportive programs.Collection bins are set up at several South Whidbey banks, post offices, and libraries, with a central collection box in the main office at South Whidbey Primary School. Box Tops can also be mailed directly to the school at P.O. Box 350, Langley, WA 98260. For more information, log on to www.boxtops4education.com.Look for Box Tops logos on these productsBIG G CEREALSCheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios, Team Cheerios, MultiGrain Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Wheat Chex, Multi-Bran Chex, Honey Nut Chex, Sunrise, Lucky Charms, Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Reese's Puffs, Count Chocula, Franken Berry, Boo Berry, NesQuik, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, French Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, Cinnamon Grahams, Kix, Berry Berry Kix, Kaboom, Oatmeal Crisp, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Crisp, Almond Oatmeal Crisp, Raisin Raisin Nut Bran, Basic 4, Honey Nut Clusters, Country Corn Flakes, Nature Valley, Low Fat Fruit Fiber One, Wheaties, Wheaties Raisin Bran, Frosted Wheaties, Whole Grain Total, Raisin Bran Total, Corn Flakes Total, Brown Sugar & Oat Total, Gold Medal™ Raisin Bran, Para su Familia Raisin Bran. BETTY CROCKER PRODUCTSBetty Crocker Fruit Snack, Fruit by the Foot, Gushers, Bugs Bunny and Friends, Shark Bites, Trix Fruit Snacks, Scooby-Doo Fruit Snacks, Pokémon Fruit Snacks, Lucky Charms Fruit Snacks, Golden Grahams Treats, Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit by the Foot Variety Pack, Fruit Roll-Ups, Galaxy Blast Roll-Ups, Hawaiian Punch Fruit Snacks, Winnie the Pooh Fruit Snacks, Cinnamon Graham Dunkaroos, Hamburger Helper, Chicken Helper, Tuna Helper, Chicken Helper, Oven Favorites, Potato Buds, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatos, Au Gratin Potatoes, Suddenly Salad, Bac-Os, Farmhouse Rice, Farmhouse Pasta, Farmhouse Natural, Bowl Appetit, Bisquick, Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Complete Pancake Mix, Banana Quick Bread Mix, Wild Blueberry Muffin Mix, Angel Food Cake Mix, Super Moist Cake Mix, Supreme Brownie Mix, Rich & Creamy Frosting, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Fudge Brownie Mix, Stir 'n Bake Brownies, Sunkist Lemon Bars, Original Cheescake, Betty Crocker Magazine.YOPLAIT PRODUCTSYogurt (Top), Go-GURT, Multipack, Original Yogurt, Trix Multipack, Yumsters.LLOYD'S BBQ PRODUCTSLloyd's Barbeque Buckets, Shredded Pork, Shredded Chicken, Sliced Beef, Sloppy Joe and Buffalo Chicken. "

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