Bag It Forward with Elmer's For Back to School

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With the new school year approaching, one of our favorite things to do is shop for supplies. There is a certain happiness when the kids are picking out their school supplies and how much thought they put in to what item they wanted to use in their new classroom and let's get real, I have just as much fun school supply shopping too. New pens and markers are always a plus in my books. As much as I look forward to school supply shopping for the kids, it also makes me very sad to think that several children out there go without the needed supplies for them to start the new year.  I know there are parent's out there that are struggling to provide their kid with the needed supplies for their kid to succeed in school so I so glad to team up with Champion for Kids and Bag It Forward with Elmer's to help donate school supplies for children in need.

My little happy helper during my shopping trip to help me pick up supplies for the #BagItForward donation drive. We were on a mission to pick up supplies for a family friend to help lighten up some of her expense this school year and another set of supplies to donate to our local school to help the kids in need that weren't able to purchase their school supplies before the school year started.

Did you know that by giving up a fast food meal, you can easily pick up all the needed supplies for one child to head to school fully prepare to succeed? You can see more of my shopping trip here.

As a parent, I feel it is so important to be able to provide  the required school supplies  for children to do well in school and to be confident that they are just as important as anyone else. We knew that our family friends would never take our gifts of supplies so we left them on their doorstep with a simple note stating "Have a Great School Year!" and the other set we donated to my son's school.  If you are able to, I challenge you to help children in need within your community by donating and share your compassion to those kids in need.