Back to School with Box Tops for Education

I can't believe summer is almost over. Even though we still continue some school activities throughout the summer, it's definitely not at the pace we keep during the school year. I know many families are preparing to send their kids back to school, and even though we home school, I still like to do what I can to support the local schools. One of our family's favorite things to collect are Box Tops for Education. It's such a simple way to give back to the community!

Stock Your Pantry & Your School

Right now, Reynolds Kitchens products are a fantastic way to stock your pantry while helping the school stock up on school supplies. When school ramps up again, we need the basics to keep things running smoothly! Here are some of my favorite products:

While I'm thinking about school starting back, there are two character qualities I'd like to focus on this year with my kids: strong and kind.

Encouraging Strength

When you think of someone or something that is strong, often we think of bulging muscles. However, there are other ways to be strong. When I think of the strength in Hefty trash bags, I'm hoping that they will be resilient and sturdy! These are the same character qualities I want to see in my children.

There are so many things in this world that can compromise the strength of our children:

  • bullies
  • disappointment
  • failure
  • insecurity

When children have inner strength, their world won't be rocked when trials come. Strength is vital to success in life.

Fostering Kindness

Kindness is another trait that doesn't come naturally. It has to be cultivated. On of my favorite childhood memories was coming home from school to a tray of freshly baked cookies. My mom was a constant example of kindness for me. Thankfully, her kindness wasn't dependent upon my behavior. She loved everyone around her at all times.

This is what I want to foster in my daughters. Kindness opens doors in relationships. It builds up others in a servant-hearted way.

Box Tops for Education

Serving Our Community

I love giving my kids opportunities to serve their community. Collecting Box Tops for Education has to be one of the easiest ways to do that!

Reynolds Kitchens™ and Hefty proudly support the Box Tops for Education initiative which helps schools raise money for supplies, technology, and more. Find Box Tops on most Reynolds Kitchens™ products like Parchment Paper, Oven Bags, Slow Cooker Liners and Bakeware Pans. You can also find Box Tops on Hefty Trash Bags, Hefty Foam Plates and Hefty Cups—all things I need to make life easier during the busy school year!

Now through August 29 you can enter here to be one of 50 daily instant winners and enter to win the grand prize of $1,000 worth of Box Tops for your school! A total of five schools will be chosen for the grand prize and you can enter once a day until 8/29 so bookmark the site and visit often.


  1. Censie Sawyer on July 24, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    We love these products and we love collecting Box Tops for our school. WE collect ours year round and the kids love turning them into their school teachers. SO proud!! We even have a nice jar to collect ours in.

    • Betsy on July 24, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      It’s amazing how quickly they add up! I love the idea of a special jar to collect them in! We’ll have to try that 🙂

  2. Ali Rost on July 24, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    I love the Box Tops program and can remember it from way back when I was a kid. I still save them, although now my collection goes to the kids that live next door. Anything we can do to help our schools raise money for some of the extras .. it’s a win! x

  3. Sage on July 25, 2017 at 2:21 am

    This post brought back a flood of memories! I remember saving Boxtops for Education as an elementary school student and then saving them for my nieces and nephews later on before I moved to Denmark. I’m happy to see that this program is still going strong!

  4. Mihaela on July 25, 2017 at 3:17 am

    That’s great that they are supporting schools! Your girls are so beautiful 🙂

  5. Karlyn Cruz on July 25, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Oh! I honestly haven’t been collecting mine but should. My son’s school has a big roundup of this at the beginning of the school year. Thanks for the reminder! But I can also spread the word to other moms I know so we can all try to win together! Thanks for sharing this!

  6. Tony on July 25, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks for writing this up, Betsy, and I’m really glad that you incorporated the box tops like you did. I live in a very rural area, and thanks to box tops, our schools were outfitted with some really great equipment in the computer labs.

  7. David Elliott on July 25, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I remember saving the box tops for my daughter’s schoo. Schools can get all sorts of amazing things with the box tops. I love how you try teach your kids kindness as a means to connecting with others in life. It’s so important to show kindness to others. And you do build relationships that way.

  8. Anosa on July 26, 2017 at 12:06 am

    I have no kids yet but this initiative is so nice. I myself is involve in some community outreach program. In the future I would love to let my kids know about it and be aware and learn to join this kind of program. I hope also many companies will be able to include such projects to be involve in social activities.

  9. Lian on July 26, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I think this is a fabulous idea! Being able to help others at the school your child attends anonymously makes a difference for those who could not afford to get what they need. I wish we had something like this in my neck of the woods.

  10. Stefanie Cornwall on July 27, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Box tops have always been something that we have done. It is such an easy way to give back to the school from products you already buy.

  11. Kiwi on July 28, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Wow these school box tops have been around since I was a child. I remember when I was younger begging my mom to cut these when I saw them on all of my products. Glad they are still around and helping schools!

  12. Angie on July 28, 2017 at 9:44 am

    I LOVE that there are so many easy ways to help, especially if you’re already buying cereal and stuff. Not hard to save a little piece of paper and turn it in. Here we’re collecting pop caps.

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