The school year may be winding down, but you still have a chance to do something big for your school! You can help it win great prizes by signing up for the Avery Give Back to Schools promotion. All you need to do is sign up your school on the Avery site, and then encourage your school community—parents, teachers, friends, and neighbors—to vote daily for your school between now and September 14, 2012.

You’ll want to get as many votes as possible for your school because the top five vote getters will receive:

• 25,000 Box Tops for Education Coupons

• $10,000 worth of Avery school supplies

• $1,000 in gift cards.

Betting your school could make good use of that!

As part of the contest, the 25 runner-up schools will each receive 10,000 Box Tops for Education coupons.

In addition, Avery also will select 10 random schools with more than 100 votes and they each will get 5,000 Box Tops for Education coupons.

So, check out the Avery web site and sign up now! This could be a great summer project for a volunteer who could head up a “get the word out’’ effort and send reminders to families and friends to keep voting every day. You’ll find a Top Schools list on the Give Back to Schools page where you can see how your school ranks. Avery has tips and promotional materials, including a flyer and banners, to help get the word out to your school community. Check out the tips here.

Also, the company has a helpful FAQ section if you need additional information on the Give Back to Schools program.

This is the third year Avery has run the Give Back to Schools promotion and last year thousands of schools participated. Altogether, it will give away 500,000 Box Tops coupons, $50,000 worth of Avery school supplies and $5,000 in gift cards in the 2012 program.


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