This is a sponsored post with Wonderful Pistachios. They have donated gift cards for us to shop for school supplies and donate. All back to school opinions are my own.
Back to school is upon us and parents are out purchasing school supplies for their kiddos! What about those families who are not able to purchase all of the school supplies necessary for their kids? Here is a way that you can start Paying It Forward Giving Back School Supplies #GivingBackPacks just like my family and I have done!
Paying It Forward Giving Back School Supplies #GivingBackPacks
Wonderful Pistachios were kind of enough of wanting to be apart of back to school time and I’m so excited to partner with them on this great opportunity. They sent my girls and I a gift card to go shopping for back to school supplies. We were then in charge of shopping and finding one person or student in need of these supplies.
When thinking of where to donate our supplies, my girls decided that they wanted to donate to a student that is of similar age as them, so we purchased supplies for a children who are in elementary school. We were able to purchase supplies we know that students in elementary school would need.
We are donating our backpack filled with school supplies to a low income school, by donating it to a kindergarten classroom. This way the teacher can use all the supplies for students who don’t bring in supplies. As a former teacher at a low income school I know how hard it is for some parents to afford these supplies. By donating it to the classroom the teacher is able to tell parents who cannot afford it not to worry about it and that there child is taken care of. We hope this makes a families day and helps a teacher succeed in the education needed without having to worry about having enough supplies in the classroom.
Knowing where to donate:
- Google your city and back to school donations
- Public schools are always in need of extra supplies for students, especially lower income schools
- Your child’s classroom. As a former teacher I always had to pull out of my budget for more supplies half way through the year.
- Your local YMCA usually does a back to school drive
- Dollar Stores, if you purchase supplies at your local Dollar Stores they usually are collecting back to school supplies for all local school in the surrounding areas.
As you can see it’s easier than you think to help a child or two in need this school year! We challenge you and your family to pay it forward this year during back to school. Donate extra school supplies in your children’s classroom in case a child is not able to afford school supplies. This is a great way in paying it forward and teaching your children to help out classmates who are not as fortunate as they are.
How will you be paying it forward this Back to School year?