Pickens Elementary completes box tops fundraiser

PICKENS — Pickens Elementary School administrators have announced the completion of their 2010-2011 Box Tops for Education fundraising campaign.

This year the school had set a goal of earning $1,689 through Box Tops to assist in purchasing new playground equipment for their school. PES surpassed their goal and earned $2,292.

Box Tops for Education is a school fundraising program started by General Mills in 1996. To date, Box Tops has helped America’s schools raise more than $300 million to buy things they need but can’t always afford, such as library books, school supplies and playground equipment.

School supporters can earn cash for their favorite school with Box Tops through everyday activities such as buying groceries, shopping online and buying books. Schools can earn a total of up to $80,000 each year.

Here’s how you can help:
• Clip Box Tops from hundreds of favorite products and send them to Jennifer Winch, Box Tops Coordinator, at Pickens Elementary School, 567 Hampton Avenue, Pickens, SC 29671. Box Tops can be submitted year round.
• Sign up to support Pickens Elementary School on the Box Tops website at
• Shop online: Pickens Elementary School will earn up to 15 percent of qualifying purchases when you shop at more than 100 popular online stores at the Box Tops Marketplace.
• Buy books: Pickens Elementary School will earn up to 6 percent of purchases made online at Barnes & Noble through the Box Tops Reading RoomSM.
• Help a classroom by purchasing needed items through the My Class Essentials registry.
For more information, visit or contact Jennifer Winch, Pickens Elementary School Box Tops Coordinator, at 864.397.2300 or