Friday, August 16, 2013

Back to School Pay it Forward Event

It's back to school season again, which means shopping for school supplies and getting the kids ready and equipped with everything they need for classes. Last year, I was fortunate enough to participate with an amazing group of bloggers to donate backpacks and school supplies. We were able to donate these items to the organization and individuals of our choice.

This year, thanks to our wonderful sponsor Campus Book Rentals, I was able to purchase two backpacks and binder paper. I purchased the rest of the supplies separately and even had a generous donation of two additional backpacks!

A kind staff member at my organization donated two Oakland A's backpacks. I purchased two Trailmaker backpacks ($9 and $12) and binder paper (3.16 for 4) all for $25 at Big Lots!

In the process of filling the backpacks
Items in each backpack include:
  • binder and dividers (donated by coworker)
  • binder paper (.79 each)
  • two college-ruled notebooks (.16, 8 purchased)
  • index cards (.45, 8 purchased)
  • mechanical pencils ($1, 4 packs)
  • pencils ($1 for a pack of 12)
  • highlighters (.25 each)
  • gluesticks (.25 each)
  • post-it notes (.75 each)
  • day planners (donated by coworker)
  • report covers (donated by coworker)

I will be donating all four backpacks on Monday to the Sleep Train foster children school supplies drive. I know how hard it can be for foster kids, and I want them to have the supplies they need to be successful in school.

About our sponsor:

Campus Book Rentals is a company that offers students up to 90% off their textbooks! It not only allows students to save money, it helps students make money by providing services for students to rent out their textbooks to other students. Campus Book Rentals has been around since 2007, and continues to help students live a more affordable life. Campus Book Rentals is proud to sponsor such an amazing pay it forward event!

Thank you to Campus Book Rentals for helping us pay it forward! I hope you can donate any school supplies and pay it forward to others too.

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