Labels for Education lets schools collect sauce and beverage caps and UPCs from a selection of participating products for points they can redeem for art, academic and athletic products. The program has an online catalog for redemption and also features a prepaid debit card program that lets administrators redeem points for cash for use on products and projects. Schools must enroll in Labels for Education by getting permission from the principal, appointing a coordinator and applying for the program.
Schools eligible for participation in Labels for Education include public and private schools, home-school associations that meet regulations within their states of operation, public libraries, religious schools, licensed child-care centers and Head Start programs, all with classes between kindergarten and 12th grade. Schools must be located within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico. The program also stands available to U.S. military installation schools regardless of their locations.
To earn program points for Labels for Education, students, their families, and other interested parties clip the UPCs or gather the bottle and sauce caps and turn them in to the school's program coordinator, who then redeems them for merchandise or credit on a prepaid debit card. As of October 2015, eligible products include items from Campbell's, Chunky, V-8, Pace, Pepperidge Farm, BIC and Spaghettios.