In my post last week called 50 Healthy After School Snacks, I mentioned Tyson Project A+, where schools and homeschool groups can redeem Tyson® product labels for cash. I am super excited about this program, and I want to tell you more about it today.
Everyone knows that the average school teacher spends $300-$500 per year on classroom supplies and equipment, right? That’s the average, some spend far more. As budgets decrease and class sizes increase, schools simply don’t have the money to provide even the basics for their students. Money from programs like Tyson Project A+ can go a long way by providing essentials like white boards, after school programs, even pencils and tissues.
What many people don’t know is that homeschool groups face the same challenges. Homeschoolers receive no special funding and no tax breaks in order to educate their children, even though we pay the same school taxes as everyone else. (I know, we choose this path. I wholeheartedly agree, we do. I just want to educate you in how things work.) Homeschool co-ops, groups who meet once every week or every other week for special classes taught by the moms, function only on enrollment fees from their members. They often have to pay rent for the space in which they meet, in addition to materials for classes and administrative costs like name tags. Everyone in a homeschool co-op is a volunteer, and teachers often end up buying their own supplies here, as well.
What makes Tyson Project A+ so special is that any school – homeschool or traditional school – can participate. Parents can nominate and support any school by collecting Tyson Project A+ labels and sending them in. If you go to the Tyson Project A+ website, you can search for your school to see if they participate.
Walmart and Tyson Project A+ are having a cool contest for participating schools, to kick off participation this school year. Go to Walmart’s Tyson Project A+ page. You can nominate your school by sharing why they need a head start to collect labels this year. Once you submit your reason, you will get the option to share your post on your own social feeds to drive your community to nominate your school, too. The school with the most nominations will receive labels worth $1000!
You can see a full list of the 40+ products that sport Support Your School labels. Here’s a sampling:
To get our label collecting started, we purchased Honey BBQ Chicken Wyngz Anytizers® snacks and Buffalo Style Boneless Chicken Wyngz* – Anytizers® snacks at Walmart. When we’re done with the chicken, we will clip the labels and save them to give to our homeschool co-op!
Will you clip Tyson Project A+ labels for your school?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.
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