Back to School: Backpacks for Charity

By August 3, 2011Featured Posts

A couple weeks ago, I told you about a special campaign I was working on to help children in need start their school year off right. We had a great response, and we are excited to share with you the Backpacks that we bought, put together and will donate.

Girls Backpack Supplies:

  • $4.88 – Backpack
  • $8 – Hello Kitty T-shirt
  • $6.17 – Hanes Socks
  • $5.47 – Hanes Underwear
  • $.15 – Pocket Folders x 3
  • $.20 – Spiral Notebook x 2
  • $.40 – Crayola Crayons
  • $.97 – Crayola Markers
  • $.97 – Crayola Colored Pencils
  • $.97 – Dixon #2 Pencils
  • $.97 – Pencil Sharpener
  • $.74 – Scisscors
  • $.97 – Pencil Box
  • $.97 – Elmer’s Glue Sticks {Save more and print this coupon}
  • $1 – Calculator

Total Spent $34.03

Boys Backpack Supplies:

  • $4.88 – Backpack
  • $3.88 – T-shirt
  • $6.17 – Hanes Socks
  • $5.47 – Hanes Underwear
  • $ 8.81 – Supplies {same as above}

Total Spent $29.21

Another thing I did, was to ask for a gift receipt. I pinned them to the clothing with a safety pin, just in case the child receiving the backpack needs a different size.

I put together this little video to show you our adventure…

There are lots of options for places to make donations. Our local Jaycees organization and Bethany Lutheran Church is hosting a School Supplies Drive. Many local television stations often host drives, WNDU in South Bend, Indiana has one. And of course, the Salvation Army is always a great place too.

Colorado Bag n’ Baggage has graciously agreed to give 3 lucky readers a gift certificate for a backpack. Stop back on August 12th. to enter! And let me tell you…these backpacks ROCK! Nick had one last school year and it was great!

If you are a Blogger, be sure to stop back on Friday, August 12th and link up your post showing us the backpack you donated. And also, be sure to share  a picture of your donation on Facebook!

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation  for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.

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