Sunday, January 22, 2006

Scribbles: School Makes Money from cardboard

This Just In From the 65th Crayon
The 65th Crayon took the Indiana Skyway from Chicago to Gary, Indiana this week to visit a school that has found a way to make money from cardboard.

"What they do is collect boxtops, as many as they can--bags and bags of them. Then the school sends them in to the corporation who makes the product. Usually the corporation sends back a check for what amounts to ten cents American per boxtop. That's a donation to be proud of." said our Crayon reporter friend in almost amazement. "That's exponentially higher than any crayon has ever been paid for any thing.

The story had gone around the world and come back again before The 65th Crayon was brought in on it. Chepner had contacted England--a Ms. Cheryl Mad Baggage who said, "Isn't this how it always works the schools who need money can't afford to purchase the product that will give them the boxtops they need to take advantage of this deal."

A crayon choir in between sets at a concert in Zimbabwe sang their response to him, "hmmmm It's a good thing they don't want crayon wrappers, or young crayons would be going naked to school. La La La"

Meanwhile, Fineartist was busy designing new boxtops in hopes that her efforts would convince the corporation involved to raise the ante. And Zilla at Zilla's Boardinghouse was contemplating a free bed and breakfast weekend for two to anyone who managed to provide $10,000 equivalent in boxtops for Chepner's Mom's School.

"I'm really impressed that people all over the world are getting involved with this," said our colorful reporter. "I was beginning to think only crayons had hearts. And this time as our young reporter walked off into the sunset. I distinctly saw a smile on this face.

For information on how you might help Chepner visit the links by clicking on this image.




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8 comments:

Cheryl said...

I have just been royally out-angel-ed, and am jolly glad to see it too.
You are brilliant.

Jennifer said...

Hey Mr. 65th :)

Darth Tator thinks that a wonder idea. And he thanks you for sharing the information.

:)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Cheryl,
The Crayon way more than glad to help you out. I hope Chepner's mom has to find somewhere to put everything.
smiles,
Liz

ME Strauss said...

Hi Jennifer,
Tell Darth T,
He's got his head screwed on right.
yours truly,
65.

chepner said...

Me Strauss

I think you are all going to make my mother cry! She is amazed at the outpouring of support from people that don't even know her - or her school.

I want to thank you for pointing people in my direction!

A former Region Rat - Chepner

ME Strauss said...

Hi Chepner,
I don't mind if they are tears of joy. I was a first grade teacher. I know what good things teachers do.
Liz

zilla said...

Liz Woman! Look at you, all spreading the box top word! Doesn't it feel good to lend a voice to such a good cause?

You struck a chord with the sunrise post. If I have to choose between rising and setting, rising wins, every time. Yes, any sun at all is scarce these short days; lucky are those who can make their own sunrise. Blessed are those who make a sunrise for others.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Zilla,
As for you, this boxtop thing was a no brainer. You do what you can when you can. That's the way things go.

Glad you like the sunrise pose.
Liz