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As a Latina and daughter of a Math Professor, education has always been a priority in our family! My dad used to say: “my most valuable inheritance to you is the education”.
I followed his footsteps, as an educator myself and school owner, I have provided the best education to my son in our area, to ensure my son carries on our legacy, our family pride!
That’s why I am super excited to share the importance of joining me and so many other moms who are sharing about such an important program as Labels for Education – a fun and easy program where families and members of the community work together to “Earn Free Stuff” for their school!
By collecting UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from the many participating products and supplementing your earnings with their bonus offers, your school earns points that can be redeemed for Arts, Athletics, and Academics merchandise. Explore their online catalog to see what your school can earn!
If your school or organization is not one of over 60,000 registered with the Labels for Education program, you can help your school enroll by contacting your school principal and asking them to appoint a coordinator, or you can volunteer to be a coordinator. The school coordinator helps by managing the school’s account, program communication, point collection, and redeeming points for merchandise for the school.
We often purchase the items included in this program. We went to Walmart to purchase some extra soup cans, so all the children could have their own can to decorate. If you have any questions check participating items here.
Are you ready to make your own Label Container? Here is the material list:
- Empty and cleaned can of soup
- Decorating tape
Step 1: Clean, wash and dry the can you will be using
Step 2: Cover the edges, in case children will be doing this craft to avoid accidents.
Step 3: Use the scissors to cut some pieces of tape, the children decided to make flowers, animals, different things, so having an idea of how you wish to decorate is your first step, so you can cut pieces to get started.
Step 4: Use the tape to decorate the can, carefully covering it, so all the outside is covered and the sharp edges as well. This is my son’s creation, he made a dog! He was actually having so much fun, he made two containers! One with plain tape around and this one!
Step 4: The sky is the limit! Let’s get creative! Place your labels!
My son’s school is participating in the program, so we invited some of his friends over this summer to spend a fun time decorating their own label container! We talked about the importance of reminding their parents and teachers to collect and be a part of it!
Can’t wait to hear your ideas on how to get your children and community involved in such a great project! Give us a Trendy Shout!