Ferdinand Elementary earns Prairie Farms ice cream social

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Through the Caps 4 Kids school promotion with Prairie Farms, Ferdinand Elementary earned some extra money for school playground games and an ice cream social.

The promotion was a simple and easy way for schools to raise even more money through Prairie Farms charitable giving program, Our Caps Your Cause. From September 16th through October 31st, each milk cap redeemed was worth 10 cents instead of 5 cents for all participating Our Caps Your Cause education organizations. As a result, over 62,000 bonus caps were awarded – that’s $3,100!

During the promotion, the top five schools with the most votes won an ice cream social and 5,000 additional bonus caps.

On December 21st, 370 students at Ferdinand Elementary School in Ferdinand, Indiana gathered to celebrate their win and enjoy Prairie Farms ice cream.

“We were very excited to find out we won the ice cream social,” said Julie Lindauer, Ferdinand Elementary kindergarten teacher. “The money we have received through Our Caps Your Cause was used to purchase stencils for the playground to upgrade the playground area. The stencils are games painted on the blacktop area such as hopscotch, four corners and a map of the United States. Future funds received will help purchase new playground equipment.”

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Through Caps 4 Kids, the school earned 7,004 additional bonus caps worth over $350.

“Caps 4 Kids was about celebrating back to school time and giving back to the education organizations that participate in our charitable giving program, Our Caps Your Cause,” said Emily Hereford, Public Relations Program Manager, Prairie Farms Dairy.

“Prairie Farms employees and farm families take a lot of pride in giving back to the communities we are a part of,” said Hereford. “With today’s economy, local non-profit organizations have a greater need for support. Our Caps Your Cause is a simple way for families to get involved and support their favorite organization,” Hereford added.

Consumers can still give back just by redeeming caps for their Our Caps Your Cause organization of choice. All details of the program can be found at http://www.prairiefarms.com/our-caps-your-cause.aspx. The webpage includes a full list of participating organization.

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