WIX Filters Awards $50,089.50 to National FFA Chapters
The 2018 Box Top Redemption Program Continues Support of FFA Student Groups
WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has awarded $50,089.50 to national FFA chapters through a box top redemption program in partnership with the National FFA Organization.
“The goal of the box top program is to support and inspire the future leaders in our industry,” said Jennifer Gibson, brand manager for WIX Filters. “As a former member of FFA, I have seen the impact of this organization and know how important additional funding can be to FFA programs. I am thankful for the loyalty of each FFA member and the financial commitment from WIX that makes this program possible.
This year, students in participating FFA chapters redeemed 176,358 WIX box tops for a donation from WIX of $44,089.50, or 25 cents per box top. In addition, six FFA chapters received a $1,000 bonus from WIX, bringing the total donation to $50,089.50.
FFA chapters across the country competed for $1,000 bonuses in different categories, including most box tops redeemed and the greatest increase in tops from the previous year. The six FFA chapters that earned a $1,000 bonus are:
- Sugar River Valley FFA, New Hampshire
- Bennett County FFA, South Dakota
- Hopkins FFA, Michigan
- Chesnut Ridge FFA, Pennsylvania
- Greenbriar FFA, Arkansas
- Milton Hershey FFA, Pennsylvania
For more information, contact your nearest WIX distributor or visit www.wixfilters.com.
About National FFA Organization The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 669,989 student members as part of 8,630 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. 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. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.
About National FFA Foundation The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.
About WIX Filters Since 1939, WIX® Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Part of the MANN+HUMMEL family of brands, WIX's product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com, or any of our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.