Ford and Leo Kaytes Ford partner with General Mills in 'Box Tops for Education' program

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:36

    Local dealership expands its efforts to generate funds for Warwick schools Warwick — For the next two months you can help Ford and Leo Kaytes Ford support local schools through a partnership with General Mills popular Box Tops for Education (BTFE) program. Ford, the first automotive company to partner with General Mills on its Box Tops for Education initiative, kicked off a two-month program on Oct. 3, which aims to generate $1 million in support for schools throughout the U.S. “Our dealership has participated in programs like Drive One 4 UR School which have garnered more popularity year after year,” said Leo R. Kaytes. “With Box Tops for Education, we have the opportunity to help even more kids in our community than ever before.” The Drive One 4 UR School program has raised more than $17,000 for the Warwick Valley School District in the last three years, Meanwhile,Ford has taken General Mills’ consumer fund-raising effort and evolved it so Ford vehicle owners and shoppers can now easily participate and generate funds to support their local schools. During the two-month “Ford Drives Box Tops” Sweepstakes, Ford will provide sweepstakes winners with eBoxTops, which will be automatically credited to the school of their choice. Five 10,000 Box Top prizes worth $1,000 and one 200,000 Box Tops prize worth $20,000 will be given to the Box Tops for Education-eligible school of the winner’s choice at the end of the sweepstakes. Schools can use the money in any way they choose. Participants can earn and collect box tops for their local school in three new ways: They can request a brochure from the official Ford/BTFE program Web site at Watch product videos on the program Web site. Purchase a Ford vehicle at Leo Kaytes Ford during October and November. The eBoxTops are electronic credits that are made directly to eligible school by General Mills, equivalent to 10 cents for each eBoxTop credit. Schools can earn up to $60,000 per year, up to $20,000 respectively from the Clip, Box Tops Marketplace®, and Reading Room program components, to spend on things they need most. For additional information, check out