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Box Top Collection to Support Ridgefield Public Schools

Posted by:   Alexandra on Jan 14, 2013
Town:         Ridgefield
Troop:        50450

What issue did your Take Action project address?
My Take Action project addressed the constant need for new supplies and technology to better the education of students in Ridgefield Public Schools.

What was your Take Action Project? Who did you involve in your project?
My Take Action project was a monthly box top collection to support various Ridgefield Public Schools. Boxes were placed in the recycling center and Founder's Hall for the public to deposit box tops. At the end of each month, a PTA member from the assigned school for that month would collect the box tops. My partner, Amanda, and I involved PTA members, met with employees at Founder's Hall and the recycling center, and contacted others to spread the word.

What were the results? How did it affect the community?
As a result, the participating public schools benefited by receiving box top donations. Box tops, in turn, mean more funds to buy new technology and supplies for the classrooms such as smartboards. As a result, we were able to get many members of the community on board to participate and donate.

What did you learn from the experience?
From this experienced, I learned the value of taking on a role in your community. I also improved my public speaking skills while sharing my project at a Girl Scout board meeting. I learned that organization is key in a big project such as the Silver Award, and that hard work is rewarding!

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