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Western Sun FCU: 'Stop Throwing Away Cash for Schools'
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:50 AM

Thousands of dollars for local schools go directly into the kitchen trash can every month. "Box Tops for Education" pays schools cash for turning in the official box-top coupons on items such as cereal, crescent rolls, and baggies. Cash can be used for books, playground equipment, and more.

Western Sun Federal Credit Union (WSFCU) is proud to announce that all of their locations will have Box Top for Education collection containers. The public is encouraged to clip their box tops and drop them off at any WSFCU location.

Dana Harris, vice president of marketing at WSFCU, recognized the need. “I felt terrible throwing away 'cash' for schools. I clip the coupons and throw them in a drawer, but since I do not have school-aged children yet, I did nothing with them.”

Harris contacted the Box Top corporate office and asked if it would be a problem. They were overjoyed at the idea.

“The representative said they have never had a business offer the public a means to drop off the tabs for schools," said Harris. "They were tickled pink."

WSFCU will collect the tops at their locations throughout Tulsa, Bixby, Broken Arrow, and Okmulgee. Once $100 in tops have been accumulated, the credit union will turn to social media and let the public nominate the winning school. Those dropping off the pink coupons are welcome to nominate schools at that time, which will be added to the list.

Today, America’s schools have earned more than $719 million from Box Tops for Education. You can find box tops on hundreds of products throughout the grocery store.

For more information and WSFCU locations, please visit wsfcu.com