This past school year, families across the country jumped head-first into home-schooling—and gained a newfound respect for all the work our teachers do. Let's face it: Teachers are invaluable. And parents had a lot to say about it!
At Box Tops, we wanted to give these hard-working teachers a little extra credit. To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2020, Box Tops for Education partnered with Chance The Rapper for the first-ever Twilight Awards, where we donated $300,000 to teachers and schools. We also donated $100,000 to Social Works, Chance's non-profit organization, which aims to empower youth through arts, education and civic engagement.
But that's not all. Box Tops for Education went beyond Teacher Appreciation Week and continued to give extra credit to teachers all month long by donating $100,000 to SupplyATeacher.org, a program of Kids in Need Foundation.
We also gave families an opportunity to give some extra credit of their own. We asked families to recognize teachers going above and beyond with the hashtag #GiveExtraCredit on social media. For every tagged post in May 2020, Box Tops donated an additional $1 to SupplyATeacher.org, increasing our total donation to $110,000.
Even though Teacher Appreciation Week is over, you can still make a difference. You can help support teachers all year long! The Box Tops for Education app makes earning money for schools easier than ever. Simply download the app, select your school and scan your grocery receipts to earn 10¢ for each participating product purchased. Have a digital receipt? Just create an account at btfe.com then email your digital receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org.