WIX Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has awarded $44,341.25 to national FFA chapters through a box-top redemption program in partnership with the National FFA Organization.
“Growing up with FFA, this fundraiser is near and dear to my heart. The box-top program is an annual success due to the participation of auto parts stores, shops, local agribusinesses and individuals who purchase WIX Filters,” said Jennifer Gibson, brand manager for WIX Filters. “It’s one of WIX’s most popular and successful fundraising programs, and we’re thrilled our partnership with FFA will enter its 30th year in 2016.”
Between January and April 2015, students in participating FFA chapters redeemed 177,365 WIX box tops for a donation from WIX of $39,341.25, or 25 cents per box top. In addition, five FFA chapters across the country each received a $1,000 bonus from WIX, bringing the total donation to $44,341.25.
As part of the program’s incentives, FFA chapters competed for five $1,000 bonuses in different categories, including most box tops redeemed overall and most box tops redeemed per member. The five FFA chapters that earned a $1,000 bonus are:
• Bridgeport FFA, Bridgeport, Washington
• Westhope-Newburg FFA, Westhope, North Dakota
• Cheylin FFA, Bird City, Kansas
• Alliance FFA, Alliance, Nebraska
• Appleton FFA, Appleton, Missouri
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a youth organization of more than 620,000 student members in nearly 7,800 local FFA chapters across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information, visit the National FFA Organization online, on Facebook, on Twitter and FFA Nation.