Send Cheer
Oct 11, 2013 • By

Help Cheerios celebrate teachers

Teachers impact our lives, so it is great when we can take an opportunity to say ‘Thank you.’

We all have that special teacher in our past. The one that pushed us hard and knew how to bring out our full potential.

We may not have realized it at the time, but they really did make a difference in our life.

For me, it would be my high school English teacher and yearbook advisor Miss Van Witzenberg. She was one of the tougher teachers in the school, but by the end of the year she made you a better student and person. I was in her classes for three years. When I was co-editor-in-chief of the yearbook, I never thought the layout and design, feature writing and leadership skills that I learned from her would have such a large impact on my life.

It was not until college, while taking my public relations courses, that I gained a true appreciation for her. As a communications professional today, the skills I learned in her classes have helped to shape my career, and she is definitely a teacher to whom I would like to say ‘Thank you.’

Cheerios has made it easy to thank one of the 6.2 million current teachers in the U.S. who is important to you.

Everyday, teachers are shaping the lives of our children and helping them to reach their hopes and dreams. Cheerios is encouraging everyone to thank their favorite teacher.

Send Cheer

Through the Cheerios Send Cheer to Teachers program, more than 14 million boxes of Cheerios have postcards that can be sent to a current or former teacher.

We also know that schools can always use more money.

Cheerios, together with Box Tops for Education, is offering parents a way to help win money for their school with a Send Cheer to Teachers sweepstakes. Now through July 17, 2014, parents can enter for a chance to win one of five prize packages for their child’s school, one grand prize made up of 100,000 Bonus Box Tops* and $10,000 worth of school supplies courtesy of Avery and Ziploc. For more information and the official rules visit

Send Cheer

We also would like you to share with us memories of your favorite teacher and who knows, it may appear in a future blog post.

Use the comments section below to let us know what a difference a teacher made in your life.

*Bonus Box Tops are courtesy of Land O’Lakes, Green Giant Fresh and Yoplait Frozen.