It's back to school time–hooray! My kids are headed to 2nd grade (my twin daughters) and 5th (my son), and I'll be volunteering at their schools again. I'm excited to share an an easy way to help your school with Tyson Project A+ and Safeway. You can help donate money to your local school just by purchasing products you're already buying. I want to help my son's school because they are trying to put SmartBoards in each classroom and increase the use of technology across the grades. Both Tyson Project A+ and Safeway can help the PTA achieve that goal. You can help your children's school, too!
At the Tyson Project A+ website, look to see if your school is already enrolled. If not, it just takes seconds to add it to the program. You'll also find a redemption form to coordinate labels for your school. There are many ways to encourage other families to pitch in–think about asking for labels in your school's newsletter, email blasts or Facebook page.
Next time you're shopping at Safeway, keep an eye out for the Tyson Project A+ signs in the freezer section. You'll find over 30 products participating in the program. Each bag has a “Support Your School” label on the back worth 24-cents for your school. That's higher than other programs, and it only takes a collection of 100 labels minimum for your school to receive a check from Tyson.
When I shopped at Safeway, I picked up a few bags of Tyson Chicken to help make our busy weeknights a little easier. It's so easy to heat up Grilled Chicken in a skillet; it only takes a few minutes. My kids love Chicken Caesar Salad–just five ingredients! I combine romaine lettuce with low-fat Caesar dressing, some grated Parmesan cheese, croutons, and top it with grilled chicken.
In addition, Safeway will donate 10% of participating product prices to your enrolled school through their 10% Goes Back to Schools Program through September 10th. Just look for the white tags under participating products next time you're shopping at Safeway. This e-scrip program has been running for years, and our local schools have benefited from it.