School is getting ready to start and there are many children that will head back without the proper supplies needed for their classes. I couldn’t imagine the pain I would feel having to send my kids to school without the proper materials. It would tear me apart….but supplies are getting expensive! I have three kids to buy for…..when you think of at least $30 a piece that is almost $100, just on supplies!
Champions for Kids SIMPLE projects are things you can do in your community to help those in need. The Elmer’s Bag It Forward campaign is a great way to do this! It’s easy and will help someone that really needs it! Simply pick up some extra school supplies while you are out and donate them to a charity, school, shelter, teacher..whoever!
I am donating my supplies to Kutz 4 Kidz, which is serving the Albuquerque area. The event is coming up soon (Sunday, August 12, 2012) and they will be providing free hair cuts to underprivileged children along with supplies and backpacks.
In an effort to gather as many supplies as possible for the $25 I had to spend, I headed to Walmart. There are so many great deals, I wanted to get the biggest bang for my buck! You can see my full shopping trip via my Google+ album.
Champions for Kids has places these really awesome bags in Walmarts across the country. They are less than $20 and you easily pick one up donate. Inside each bag is a coupon book that can save you over $33! That’s a bigger savings than the cost of the bag! You don’t have to purchase one of these ready-made bags to donate though, you can get you own supplies, as I did.
I did some shopping found way more types of glue than I could ever imagine! Do you see that Glitter glue? Oh yeah, I need some of that….no reason why, just want it!
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and Champions for Kids #CBias #SocialFabric All photos and opinions are my own.