Blossburg Elementary participates in community cashback program

Throughout the past school year, the student council students at Blossburg Elementary School have been working hard on one of their service projects. In a collaborative effort with the Bloss Holiday Market they have been running a Best Yet label collection. Best Yet is the store brand that is carried at the local Bloss Holiday Market. Best Yet runs a program that is called the Community CashBack program, which gives non-profit organizations donations in return for collecting upc labels from their products.

Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, Blossburg Elementary School students, in conjunction with the Bloss Holiday Market, were able to gather over 4,500 labels during their collection. The student council sent home letters with all BES students at the beginning of the school year explaining the program and also posted the information on the school Facebook page. They also ran a contest for all of the classes that the one that turned in the most labels would receive a prize.

The labels were collected by the student council members, trimmed, counted and mailed to the Best Yet Company. In return they received a check for $140 from the program. The Bloss Holiday Market also graciously agreed to match the funds raised and made a donation of $150 to the BES Student Council.

“It was great to be able to do a project in conjunction with the Bloss Holiday Market. The student council students are always looking for ways to involve the local community in our school.” said adviser, Mrs. Murray.

The student council students decided to use all of the funds raised through this process to be put toward supplies for the Blossburg Elementary School library and MakerSpace. “We wanted the money to be used for something that all of the kids in our school can enjoy. And everyone comes to the library for class and gets to work in the MakerSpace, so we thought that was a good idea,” said student council member Addelyn, fourth grade.

With the help of Mrs. Murray, the student council students created a list of library and MakerSpace supplies to be purchased with the funds raised from the collection. These items will arrive over the summer and will be available for students in grades kindergarten to sixth to use during library time starting in August.