I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. To support local schools I shopped at Safeway for participating products in Tyson's Project A+ Program. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. #ClipForSchool.
My son started out on his great school adventure this past Tuesday.
Kindergarten, already? Can you believe it?
Of course we have been preparing, both mentally and physically, for weeks now. Yes, I was the Mom doing timed practice drills down to the bus stop in the morning. On the first day my son could barely contain himself as he waited for the big yellow bus.
Yes, there was a lot of bouncing involved.
He had a fabulous first day and beamed through till bedtime. It made me feel good that he started out his education on the right foot. Now I just want to keep it all so positive. I would love to volunteer in his classroom and help with school events, but with a 2 month old baby and another young child at home, I just don't have the time to give right now. Luckily there are other ways I can contribute to our school.
Do you shop at Safeway? I stopped by our local store to learn there were multiple ways to do my weekly shopping and support my son's school at the same time.
Safeway is currently running a Back to School 10% School Donation Program. Just look for the shelf tags like this one:
This program runs from August 14th through September 10th. There is still time to take advantage of this opportunity. Just register your Club Card so 10% of the net purchase price will go to the school of your choice automatically, or follow instructions on the bottom of your receipt after you get home. eScrip supporters earn automatically.
Safeway also stocks a variety of Tyson products, many of which are eligible for Tyson's Project A+ Program. I found a handy sign on the outside of the freezer case with a quick explanation of how it works.
I can only imagine the fun things a little extra cash could fund at my son's school. On our last visit to the elementary school my husband and I remarked how they could really use updated playground equipment and supplies. The volleyball net was tattered and they can always use new balls and supplies for the students.
The beauty of this program is anyone can get involved. That means not only can you get other parents and teachers involved, but ask your relatives or friends to clip labels as well.
The Tyson Project A+ site was easy for me to use.
Check to see if your school is already listed, if not it is easy to get enrolled. Sign up took just a few minutes and my school showed up on the list immediately. There is also a complete list of participating products on the site, and with more than 40 Tyson products listed, there is sure to be something your family will love.
Then clip and collect labels to be redeemed for cash for your school. At 24 cents a label, it adds up quickly and is worth more than other school incentive programs. There is a minimum of 100 labels for redemption. I know I buy enough Tyson products to put a decent dent in the minimum myself.
I made this Easy Chicken Caprese Pasta that was on the table in less than 10 minutes! Check out the recipe.
Easy Chicken Caprese Pasta
You Will Need:
- 4 Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breasts
- 1 box Angel Hair Pasta
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- extra virgin olive oil to drizzle
- 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced
- 8 slices of fresh mozzarella
- 1/4 c. fresh basil, sliced thin
- balsamic vinegar to drizzle
- kosher salt
Cook chicken according to package instructions. The recommended method is covered in the microwave and cooking times vary depending on the amount of chicken being cooked. Set aside.
In a large saute pan melt the butter and warm the garlic through. Add the cooked pasta and toss to coat. Drizzle with more olive oil as necessary to keep the pasta from sticking.
Plate a serving of pasta and top with a chicken breast, then tomato slices, mozzarella slices and sprinkle with basil. Drizzle the top with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with kosher salt to taste.
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What does your school need? Are you participating in either of these programs?