It’s the middle of July and guess what I’m thinking about?
In exactly 4 weeks my son will embarking on a new journey … Intermediate School. It’s his transition from being one of the little elementary school kids to joining the pre-tweens in 4th and 5th grade. Not only that but our 3 year old daughter will be starting a part time pre-school. Luckily, I still have one baby left that won’t be flying our of the nest quite yet.
As much as I’d like to get lost in the excitement of the kids heading back to school, I have little worries in the back of my mind about the expenses that come with every new year. Registration fees, new clothes, sports gear, backpacks, supply lists and even classroom supplies … the costs really add up. Sadly, during this economic hardship so many students will be starting off the new unprepared. Not only that, teachers are having to make do with fewer supplies than ever for their classrooms.
For this reason, my son and I are going to Bag It Forward. What is Bag It Forward you say?
This summer, Elmer’s has teamed up with 50 bloggers to kickoff the Bag it Forward movement. These bloggers are gathering school supply bags for families or organizations of their choice, and encouraging others to join in.
In addition we are hosting Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward Donation. The virtual donation will begin on July 25. By simply sharing a virtual bag with a friend via blogs, we can work together to raise money for Adopt-A-Classroom. For more information visit www.bagitforward.org
Now that you know what Bag It Forward is, do you know a student, classroom or organization that could use a little help for the upcoming school year?
If you said yes, then you’re in good company because I do too. Together my family and I went on a shopping journey to Walmart, the one place we can count on school supplies to be plentiful and affordable, to create a donation bag for a friend of our son whose family is struggling financially.
I hope you’ll be inspired by our shopping trip and pick up a few extra supplies for someone you know that may need the extra help this school year!
Disclosure – I was provided with $100 from Elmer’s through a campaign organized through Collective Bias to shop for school supplies for my son and a donation bag for a family in need.