Elementary schools across the country share the same economic woes. Fortunately, Box Tops for Education operates a program aimed to raise funding for schools by encouraging painless community involvement. By simply cutting coupons on the tops of boxes of products you already use, you can with very little effort improve your neighborhood schools. Students greatly benefit from the increased funding provided by the Box Tops for Education program.

Determine whether your school participates in Box Tops for Education by going to boxtops4education.com. Alternatively, ask your child's teacher or the school secretary whether the school participates.

Buy products with the Box Tops for Education coupons on the top of the box. Many name brand food items participate in this program. Carefully cut the Box Top coupon off of the box.

Bring or mail box top coupons to a participating school. According to boxtops4education.com, the school coordinator will mail in all the collected box top coupons. Schools receive redemption checks on Dec. 15 and April 15.

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  • Online shopping through boxtops4education will also raise money for your child's school. Certain stores, such as Kroger and Safeway stores, donate additional box top coupons. Check your favorite stores for any bonus programs they may offer.


  • Box Tops for Education will accept only box top coupons that are in good condition.

Things Needed

  • Participating school
  • Scissors
  • Box top coupons

About the Author

Jennie Dalcour began writing Internet content in 2009. She has worked several years in the telecommunications industry and in sales and marketing. She has spent many years teaching young children and has spent over four years writing curriculum for churches. She is now pursuing a Masters of Arts in clinical psychology at Regent University and has ample experience with special needs children.