BROADNECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Box tops. When redeemed, they only raise ten cents each. Who would have thought that cutting out those tiny pink squares on boxes of cereals would be a good way to raise money for a school? Seems like a lot more tedium and hassle than a good thing, right? Wrong. This is where our Volunteer of the Month took the “World of Box Top & Campbell Soup Labels” by storm!
Mrs. Beth Capps, today the Board of Education is pleased to honor you for your dedicated service to our Broadneck Elementary students and school community.
For years, the school’s Box Top Committee dutifully collected, clipped and shipped these tags of commerce, but it wasn’t until Beth brought the concept of “Competition Box Top Collecting” to the school community, that Broadneck Elementary really began to benefit from the effort. Since 2010, Beth organizes grade-wide “Box Top Collection Contests,” in which classes compete for prizes by bringing in the most Campbell box tops and labels. Prizes and treats, from pizza parties to classroom ant farms can be won.
With each passing year, the intensity of this fundraising competition has grown, and so have the earnings for the Broadneck Elementary PTO. To date, thanks to Beth’s creative efforts, this campaign has brought in over $12,000. But, Beth didn’t stop raising funds there. She arranged for her committee to successfully take advantage of Giant Food and Safeway’s school fundraising programs, with an additional $8,000 raised.
Apparently, Beth can’t stand to let an event pass without taking part. She organizes games at the Spring Fair, generously donates dozens of home-baked goods for many events, and livens up PTO meetings with fresh ideas and witty comments.
PTO president, Nicole Roberts wonders, “How Beth manages to do all of this, raise a great family, and work full time for the US Census Bureau, is beyond commendable.”
According to Ms. Roberts, Principal Alison Lee and classroom teacher, Pat Myers, “Beth seizes every opportunity for Broadneck Elementary.” They take her seriously when she jokes about stalking her neighbors’ recycling bins at night to claim unclipped boxtops and labels!
Mrs. Beth Capps, would you please come forward? With great appreciation, I present this Volunteer of the Month Certificate and Bell to you.