|Labels stack up for PC Family Ed Services|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
|Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:53|
For small educational facilities like Phillips County Family Education Services (PCFES), the sky’s the limit with programs like Labels for Education®.
Trisha Herman of PCFES said they recently started the program after learning they could not participate in Box Tops for Education since they are not an accredited school.
Labels for Education®, which might not be as popular as Box Tops for Education, uses similar principles—students and community members clip labels which can be redeemed for supplies that can benefit their local school.
Proof of purchase UPC labels from products like Campbell’s® soup, BIC® ink pens and even People magazine are worth anywhere between one and 10 points.
Herman said it’s a little harder to spot the participating brands than those with the Box Tops program logo. Some products have the orange Labels for Education® logo while others don’t. A complete list of products can be found at www.labelsforeducation.com.
Phillips County Family Education Services just started the Labels for Education program. They will be able to purchase school supplies by redeeming points from participating products. Community members can clip the label and turn it in to PCFES at the Event Center.
Community members are simply encouraged to clip the labels and turn them in to PCFES located at Phillips County Event Center. For products like juices and sauces, turn in the cap instead of the label.
After turning in the clipped labels and saving up points, PCFES will be able to purchase art, athletic and academic supplies from the Labels for Education® website. A variety of items from ink pens to basketballs to computers are available at varying point levels.
According to their website, Labels for Education® has been awarding free education equipment to schools for more than 38 years.
Over 60,000 schools and organizations are registered with Labels for Education®, which has provided more than $114 million in merchandise to America’s schools over the years.
In addition to clipping labels, community members can earn electronic points for their school.
They automatically earn one point when they purchase a Labels for Education® product using their shopper card at participating retailers, like King Soopers and Safeway.
For more information or to register a store card, go to www.elabelsforeducation.com.
Holyoke Enterprise January 26, 2012