Many parents participate in programs that help support their child's school. I've participated in Box Tops for Education, Campbell's Labels for Education, and other snip and clip types of programs that provide the school's PTA with extra funds to help the teachers get the supplies and equipment that they need that they might not otherwise get due to a constrained budget. Did you know that helping your child's school can be as easy as cracking open a Coca-Cola product? Have you heard of My Coke rewards for schools?
How it works is you buy your favorite Coca-Cola products. There are currently 15 products that have My Coke Rewards codes (on the lid for bottles or on the package for cans), and then you enter those codes at mycokerewards.com/school to get the points. From there, you simply select a school and donate as many points as you'd like. Don't see your school there? Make sure you tell them about this program so they can be collecting points from the community to help pay for things like school supplies or athletic equipment too. Take a look at what your school can get with points here.
Also, from now until September 30, Sprite is giving away 25 playgrounds worth $25,000 to schools! I know my school could use new playground equipment. How you can help your school win is to purchase any Sprite product (Sprite/Sprite Zero) and enter its code to get an entry into the sweepstakes. As a bonus, every three points donated to the Sprite Spark Parks for Schools sweepstakes will give the school extra chances to win. So be sure to enter your Sprite codes and donate those points to your school to increase their chances of winning one of the 25 playgrounds that are prizes in this sweeps.
Pass this news on to your friends so that they can help their school too. In a tight economy, schools are really pressed for funds. Participating in programs such as these can make a difference in your school.