Jackson Elementary School and A2 Charter School are stepping up their efforts to turn ‘trash’ into cash for their schools, and are asking for community help.
This year, the schools would like to focus on the three MOST productive programs for their schools. Each program runs year-round and works by saving specific parts of packaging that the schools can then redeem for cash. Individuals and businesses are asked to help save, collect, and return these items to Jackson Elementary and A2 Charter Schools.
Here are the three programs and how each works:
Box Tops for Education are the pink coupons found on many Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Ziploc, Saran, and Scott products. The school receives 10¢ for each coupon redeemed. Individuals can also register with the Box Tops for Education website and take advantage of online coupons for these products. Online shoppers can start at the Box Tops Marketplace and a percentage of each online purchase is credited to Jackson School as well.
The schools are also collecting the UPCs from Campbell’s products. With these UPCs the schools are able to select instructional items from the Campbell’s Catalog. The program requires the UPC, or in some cases the plastic cap, from the products.
Lastly, the schools are collecting McDonald’s receipts. McDonald’s offers our schools choices to redeem collected receipts for playground equipment, books, or other instructional items.
Any individual or business that is able to participate is encouraged to call the Jackson/A2 office at 459-3573 for more information or to schedule a ‘trash’ pick-up. An information flyer with all the details is also available on the Jackson School website at www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/jackson