Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education - BTFE - seems to be a big thing here.

It's really just a small tag that you cut off from a product label and each label is worth 10c to your school. Swe-cha's school this year has a goal of $2000 (wow!) - that is 2000 x 10 = 20,000 labels! Maraming matyagang mga mommies and daddies.

In the past, I used to just tape any small bag that I happen to pick up - picture shows a sandwich bag which is what we currently have - in our message board and collect the labels as we get them. When the school asks for them, I tape & seal the bag and just hand over the whole thing. Sila na bahala magbilang.

I've always wondered about who volunteers to count. The labels aren't uniform and they aren't of the same material. Some are printed on paper (from can labels), some are printed on cardboard (from boxes) and I've even had some that are printed on plastic (from Hanes underwear packaging). The plastic ones tend to stick to my fingers due to static too.

This year, Swe-cha's started going to a new school and it looks like they're more serious about their box tops here compared to the previous one. I say that because they gave out submission sheets! The image below is our 2nd sheet already, so that's our second $1 contribution.

I did some research and found out that there are lots more designs available. There are sheets for 20 box tops, there are sheets for 25, and sheets for 50. It makes it easier to count and when the BTFE coordinator submits this, they have to submit in bunches of 50s (=$5). 

May method naman pala :-)

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