As schools struggle to find funding, local communities are turning to corporate programs such as Box Tops for Education to fill budget gaps.
For the next two months, Ford Motor Company and Chuck Spaeth Ford will support local schools through a partnership with General Mills popular Box Tops for Education program.
Ford, the first automotive company to partner with General Mills on its Box Tops for Education initiative, kicked off a two-month program on Oct. 3, which aims to generate $1 million in support for schools throughout the U.S.
“Our dealership has participated in programs which have garnered more popularity year after year,” said Chuck Spaeth.
“With Box Tops for Education, we have the opportunity to help even more kids in our community than ever before.”
Anyone visiting Chuck Spaeth Ford can earn and collect Box Tops for Education for local Sleepy Eye schools in three ways: by requesting a brochure from the Ford/Box Tops for Education program website at www.forddrivesboxtops.com or by watching product videos on the program website or by purchasing a Ford vehicle at Chuck Spaeth Ford during October and November.
Ford will be giving away 250,000 Bonus Box Tops by registering on their Box Tops site. Anyone who registers on the site will automatically be entered in the Ford Drives Box Tops Sweepstakes for a chance to win.
Five winners will receive 10,000 Box Top prizes worth $1,000 and one 200,000 Box Tops prize worth $20,000 will be given to the eligible school of the winners choice at the end of the sweepstakes. Schools will be allowed to use the money in any way they choose.
During the two-month “Ford Drives Box Tops” sweepstakes, Ford will provide sweepstake winners with eBoxTops, which will automatically be credited to the school of their choice.
eBox Tops are electronic credits that are made directly to the Box Tops for Education eligible school by General Mills, equivalent to 10 cents for each eBox Top credit. Schools can earn up to $60,000 per year, up to $20,000 respectively from the Clip, Box Tops Marketplace and Reading Room program components, to spend on things the schools need most.
For additional information, visit the Box Tops for Education website at www.btfe.com.