WIX® Filters donates $45,584 to local FFA chapters

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

WIX Filters box top program supports local FFA chapters for 24 consecutive years

WIX Filters, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands, awarded $45,584 to local FFA chapters throughout the United States through their 2011 WIX Filters/FFA box top program.

Between January and April 2011, participating FFA chapters turned in WIX Filters box tops for a 25-cent donation from WIX. Students in participating FFA chapters redeemed 158,329 box tops. FFA chapters across the country were rewarded with a total donation from WIX Filters of $39,584.25, plus six $1,000 bonuses.

“For 24 consecutive years WIX Filters has supported students and local FFA chapters through this box top redemption program,” said Mike Harvey, brand manager of WIX Filters. “We thank the parts stores, local agribusinesses, shops, and do-it-yourselfers who purchase and sell WIX Filters in support of their local FFA organizations; through your generosity WIX has donated more than $600,000 to local FFA chapters since 2000.”

As part of the program’s incentives, FFA chapters across the United States compete for six $1,000 bonuses in different categories, including most box tops redeemed, most box tops redeemed per member and highest percentage increase over the previous year’s effort.

The Coudersport Area Spud Growers FFA, in Coudersport, Pa., earned a $1,000 bonus for submitting the most box tops (7,372) of any FFA chapter in 2011. Four FFA chapters received $1,000 bonuses for submitting the most box tops per member: St. Francis FFA in Saint Francis, Kan. (253.05 per member); Big Sandy FFA in Big Sandy, Mont. (252.50 per member); Stevensville FFA in Stevensville, Mont. (187.26 per member); and Sugar River Valley FFA in Newport, NH (125.98 per member). Aubrey FFA in Aubrey, Texas, delivered the largest percentage increase (104.6 percent) of box tops submitted and earned a $1,000 bonus as well. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of more than 540,000 student members as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 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, on Facebook, on Twitter, and FFA Nation.

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. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX, a member of the Affinia family of brands, is the number one filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Its NASCAR relationship also includes the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which recognizes the drivers leading the most laps in each race. For more information, visit

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket products for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $2.0 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe, Asia. For more information, visit www.affiniagroup.com.

Wray Ward