Box Tops Benefit Brooks Technology & Arts Magnet Middle School
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Kansas Heart Hospital, as part of its mission, has partnered with Communities in Schools in order to assist and educate high school students about opportunities in health care. Recently, Teresa Wolfe, Manager of Human Resources and Web-Informatics, expanded KHH’s role by encouraging KHH employees to collect box tops on behalf of Box Tops for Education and bring them to her at the hospital in order to benefit a local middle school in Wichita.
“At my sons’ school, we are big on Box Top collections…….I wanted to get our employees to be aware of them (Box Top collecting) and not to throw them away. I started a campaign in the spring to collect them here if people didn’t have other places to take them. I found Brooks Technology and Arts Middle School which partnered with Communities in Schools and also collected box tops,” Teresa said.
Her efforts culminated in a visit to the Brooks Magnet Middle School in northeast Wichita on Friday, August 30th, 2013 where she presented over 250 collected box tops to Ms. Joni Hawks, Tutoring and Mentoring Coordinator at Brooks Magnet Middle School. Joni added, “Thank you so much for your consideration and your efforts! Yeah you!”
Box Tops for Education is one of the nation’s largest school fundraising loyalty programs and has been helping predominantly grade schools succeed since 1996. With over 240 participating products, it is an easy way for a school to earn cash for things they need. Over 90,000 K through 8th grade schools participate nationwide and each box top coupon is worth 10 cents. Schools can use their box tops cash to buy whatever they most need…..from books to field trips to playgrounds. Thus far, America’s schools have earned over $525 million from the Box Tops program.
KHH is proud to be able to add to that total and proud of Teresa Wolfe for “making it happen.”
KHH will take another Box Tops donation to Brooks Middle Magnet on Wednesday, October 30, and again on February 27, 2014. You can read more about the Box Tops for Education program by clicking here.