The gift that keeps on giving

Good morning friends of Care and Share! 

You may remember the Abracadabra post about the recalled Cheerios we were expecting because they were labeled gluten-free? Well the saga continues! 
We received an entire trailer load of Cheerios, which equated to thousands of boxes of cereal.   
Aside from providing vital nutrition to our Southern Colorado neighbors in need, these Cheerios are going to even more good use! Each General Mills Cheerios box has a coupon for the Box Tops for Education Program. These tiny coupons are worth $0.10 each. 
The Assistance League of Colorado Springs collects these coupons for Queen Palmer Elementary School, which has an extremely high number of students that qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. The school receives money for the coupons that they can use for all sorts of things (books, playground equipment, supplies, buses for field trips, etc.).
As the Care and Share volunteers were repackaging the cereal in our warehouse, they ripped the tops off of the boxes. To have the coupons accepted, each coupon must be trimmed to just the size of the coupon. One of our volunteers and supporters, who is also an Assistance League volunteer, gathered some her fellow Assistance League do gooders to cut the coupons off the box tops. Aren’t they adorable?! 
In addition to the many boxes we have saved and turned into recyclable cardboard for our own revenue, the Assistance League of Colorado Springs has helped to raise hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dollars for the kids at Queen Palmer. 
Keep up the good work and thanks for reading! 

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