Volunteering Brings Joy

Haven’t posted in a few days.  This is what I’ve been doing…

Being the Box Top Coordinator is not a very recognized volunteer position.  However, it is my small part at helping raise money for my child’s school.  This is my second year.  I told myself last year I wouldn’t wait till the submission deadline to count them.  I didn’t listen, obviously, because here I am scrambling to get them all counted.

Last year our elementary school made $591
from collecting Box Tops.

This money went a long way at helping our PTO reach our goals for the school.  Every person who clipped box tops made that $591 possible.  What a great program!
Ways you can earn cash for your school:  

  1. Shop at Box Tops Marketplace – Sign into your account and shop away!  A portion of the money will be given to your school.  This gives your school what is called eBoxTops
  2. Box Tops Reading Room – Purchase books online through Barnes and Noble and the school earns 6%.
  3. Clipping Box Tops – Check your pantry for food items with the Box Top Label, clip and send to school.  Each is worth 10 Cents.  They add up fast! Click here for a detailed list of products with Box Tops on them. {Please check the expiration date!}

The Box Tops for Education website is beautifully done and has a wealth of information, including coupons!  To find out more about how to get in touch with your school’s Box Top Coordinator or how you can help, go to their website here.  I guarantee they will welcome your help.
I like sorting and counting while watching television or listening to music.  Sometimes my children enjoy helping me count.  This becomes productive quality time together with them.

It is always a win-win situation when your children see you serving in the community.

What you DO speaks volumes to your children!

What kind of volunteering do you enjoy doing?

{I was not compensated in any way for writing this post by btfe}

Got to get back to counting,

Change A Life

I didn’t plan it this way, but it’s turned out to be video week here on Family Brings Joy.
I just attended a webinar for Box Tops for Education.  I am the box tops coordinator for my second grader’s school.  I learned about this awesome program called Win One, Give One which benefits children in Africa and my child’s school as well.
Every time the video gets 100 views in a day, another laptop will be sent to a child in Africa.  Box Tops will also give my child’s school 5 bonus box tops.  This money is very valuable in my own child’s education.
All you have to do is watch a minute long video and you will change a life.  How easy is that?!
watch a video. give a laptop. change a life

Serving feels good,


So I haven’t had very many “free” moments lately. It seems that I am swimming in Box Tops. I volunteered to be the Box Top Coordinator at my youngest’s school. Boy did I NOT know what I got myself into. My family is TIRED of seeing these labels all over the house. The deadline is approaching rapidly so I am counting, counting and counting. Every one is worth 10 cents and it adds up! By the way, offer to help count the box tops at your own school so the coordinator doesn’t have to do it all by herself. 🙂 She will be very happy to have some help.

Counting away,