WCSD: Trash to Treasure Print

The Washington Community Schools District benefited over $10,000 in the 2013-2014 school year (last years school year) from items that would be throw-away items for most individuals. Listed are the items that have cash value to the school and would be accepted in any quantity at any of our buildings.

1. Hy-Vee Receipts-The Washington Hy-Vee donates $1,000 to the school district for every $150,000 in sales receipts that are submitted. No amount is too small. Please keep those receipts and turn them into the school district.

2. Box Tops for Education-General Mills products have a small clip out coupon on their labels identifying itself as “Box Tops for Education.” Each box top is worth $0.10.

3. Campbell’s Soup Labels-Look for “Labels for Education” on Campbell soups and other products. Labels are worth points that can be used to spend on school supplies for students.

4. Ink Cartridge & Cell Phone Recycling-Used ink cartridges and old cell phones can be recycled for cash or rewards through Recycling Fundraiser & Staples.

5. Tyson Project A+- Save labels from Tyson frozen produces. The “Tyson Project A+” labels are worth $0.24 to the school.

6. Pizza Ranch Wagons-These are perforated tabs on medium and large pizza boxes from Pizza Ranch. Schools are able to redeem for cash value.

These items have no value to the patrons of the district, but can be converted into cash or supplies for the school. $10,000 would purchase 30 Google Chromebooks for one of our buildings, so it adds up. Once again, we will accept any or all of these items at any of our school buildings and in any volume. Perhaps your local business will allow you to set up a box for these items to be collected. Contact the school for periodic pick-up. Thanks for your help and contributions!