Every penny counts when it comes to raising money for our schools. From glue sticks, paper and pencils to books, computers and staff – our schools need all the help they can get. Thankfully there are programs like the Tyson Project A+ that can help you earn a few extra dollars for your school by collecting labels off food you eat normally.
How does the Tyson A+ Program Work?
The Tyson Project A+ program funds can be used for anything your schools needs – supplies, equipment, activities, and more. To make sure your collection program has the most impact, check with school administrators and teachers for suggestions. Concentrating funds for a single, clearly defined goal will be more effective than spreading the funds too widely. You can set a goal for a semester or for the whole school year. Once the school community sees the results, it will be easy to build future participation.
1. Estimate the number of Tyson Project A+ labels your school will need to collect to reach your goal. This will give the entire school community a number to reach for. Don’t forget – each label is worth 24¢, so the more labels you collect, the more money your school can earn!
100 labels = $24
500 labels = $120
1,000 labels = $240
5,000 labels = $1,200
10,000 labels = $2,400
50,000 labels = $12,000*
*The maximum amount of money a school can earn each calendar year is $12,000 (50,000 labels).
2.Recruit a coordinator to organize and direct the program and volunteers to help manage the process – counting the donated labels, recording the results, and getting the labels to a central collection point for delivery to Tyson Foods. Enlist the help of your school’s PTO or PTA. Pick leaders and volunteers who are organized and highly motivated – people who can share the excitement and maximize everybody’s efforts.
3. Make sure the whole school community understands how the Tyson Project A+ program works and how simple it is to participate. Successful Tyson Project A+ programs use:
– Letters for students to bring home to parents.
– Word of mouth. Encourage parents to ask friends, relatives and neighbors to donate their Tyson Project A+ labels to your school’s program.
– News releases to local newspapers and broadcast stations. If possible, include a photo of your students and/or school with the news release.
Don’t forget you can add incentives along the way to keep the kids excited since the goal can be a year or more away! It’s a great way to keep up the excitement and motivation.
Learn more about the Tyson A+ Program by visiting the Tyson website!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.