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Lake County CTST collects box tops for schools

RELEASE DATE: October 27, 2009

EUSTIS — The Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) is helping Lake County Schools by collecting box tops from General Mills products, which helps fund educational needs.

Each box top collected is worth 10 cents and goes directly to local schools. Those interested in assisting with this program are encouraged to drop-off clipped box tops from General Mills products to the Lake County Department of Public Works, located at 437 Ardice Ave. in Eustis.

“Funds received from this program enable schools to purchase needed items that may not be within their budgets,” said Noble Olasimbo, Chairman of the Lake County CTST. “A few needed items Lake County Schools have been able to purchase include hand sanitizers for students, a wheelchair for handicap purposes and a washer & dryer.”

Schools on the average receive between $800 and $2,000 from the Box Tops for Education Program. The program was started in 1996 by the General Mills Corporation. It has funded more than $300 million to schools nationwide since its conception.

The Lake County CTST is a multi-jurisdictional agency with cooperation between Lake County, its municipalities, other organizations and concerned citizens. The CTST uses a multi-disciplinary approach to solve roadway safety problems in Lake County. The team is comprised of individuals representing engineering, law enforcement, emergency services, traffic-safety education and the public.

For more information about the Box Tops for Education Program or the Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team, call Noble Olasimbo at (352) 483-9092 or Cheryl Sutherland at (352) 483-9048.

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