This has been a great week to show the kids all about giving. Yesterday we went to Walmart and did some school supply shopping but not just a normal one. This time I was showing them what it felt to donate school supplies, such as Elmer’s glue, pencil pouches, etc thanks to a recent shop I was asked to do. There’s a campaign called #Bagitforward where you go to Walmart, shop for supplies to donate to a school. Sounds easy right? Well it is and it is a lot of fun too, especially when you get the whole family involved.
The kids and I went to the store yesterday and decided we’d donate to a 2nd grader because that’s the grade BabyGirl will be entering. We’d get one bag for her and one to be donated. It was easy to decide a school because Little A and I did this last year and donated to The Lady of Greenwood which is a Catholic school. The kids were bummed they couldn’t do it with us last year so we all went this time. First we went to the store, picked out all our supplies and then headed back to the hotel to put it all in the backpacks.
Yesterday was a bad day for us as well, before doing the “shop” as my kids called it we had done laundry. Normally that is fine but when we got back to the hotel we discovered someone had stolen the moped/scooter. This is bad, we have one car and the scooter, the husband takes the scooter to work because one it is cheaper on gas and two it means I can doing our daily chores and running around trying to find a house. The kids were bummed by it all. But I’m glad they took the shop and had fun with it even after they’d seen someone took something from us, here they still wanted to do something for someone else.
When we dropped off the backpack today I saw a little lift in their chins as we left, I know they felt good about doing it. Thank you to Elmer’s and CollectiveBias for this opportunity.
From July 25 through Sept. 1, for each “like” on the Elmer’s Facebook page, the company will donate a product to the Foundation’s national network of free stores, where teachers from disadvantaged schools can “shop” for free for school supplies. Products to be donated include a variety of glues, foam board, project supplies and pencil sharpeners. If you already like the page, we’ll make a contribution on your behalf, but you can donate again by watching a video on the Elmer’s Kids In Need Facebook tab and sharing it with your friends and family.
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #BagItForward #collectivebias. Any pictures, opinions or videos are mine alone.