I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
We’re now down to just a few days until two of our kids go back to school for another year of fun and learning. After spending the past two weeks doing a lot of shopping for clothes they’ve gotten pretty excited about the new year. There’s still one thing left on our to-do list, buy school supplies. The piles of pens, pencils, glue sticks and paper is probably the least expensive things needed to check off our to-do list but that’s not true for all families. Many families struggle with finding the extra money to buy these basic tools for success for their own little students. Fortunately, there are many organizations and resources available to help with that cost.
Read. Set. Give!
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is proud to partner with Disney to bring you an online school supply drive. From July 15 – August 31, you can participate in a pop quiz-style game where playing equals giving. For every five correct answers, a donation of supplies will be made to a Boys & Girls Club member. Club youth will receive up to 40,000 school supply kits.
Thanks to your participation and Disney’s support, a minimum of 15,500 supplies will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs.
Helping students all over the country is easy and doesn’t require anything but a few minutes of your time. Just visit www.greatfutures.org/backtoschool and click on the Ready. Set. Give! game link. A pop-up will display the 5 question pop quiz with questions and facts about the Boys & Girls Club of America. Correctly answer all 5 questions (don’t worry, you get multiple tries until you get it right) and another supply kit will be added to the donation tally in the lower right corner. After I played today the number increased to 7,310.
After you’ve played, don’t forget to share the game with your friends on Twitter and Facebook. It’s such an easy way to help kids for the upcoming school year.
Also, if you haven’t done your school supply shopping yet, here’s my tip for getting it done quickly and easily. Shopping for two kids with different supplies can be a bit of an organizational nightmare. Rather than try to sort through the mess of supplies at home I like to pick up 4 reusable shopping bags in two different styles, 2 for my son, 2 for my daughter. As I shop I drop their individual supplies into the bags. At the checkout the cashier can transfer the supplies to the extra bag to take home and they’re ready to drop off at the schools.