Elmer’s #BagItForward School Supply Donation Movement #Cbias

by on 11/07/12 at 4:07 pm

School supplies may not come to mind when you think about children in need, but guess what…they should! I never realized how many students are without the necessary supplies until I volunteered at A Gift For Teaching in Orlando, Florida and learned about teachers using their hard earned money to purchase items for students who can’t afford them. It touched my heart! Education is important, and so is having the necessary tools to learn. I am so thankful for organizations such as this that provide supplies to those in need!

 

Elmer’s is a quality brand I grew up with! In addition to loving their products, I applaud Elmer’s for the app they developed to helps families share important educational milestones AND donate supplies to those in need. The Elmer’s 1st Day app helps parents capture important firsts and/or events throughout the school year, create keepsakes, and gives the ability to share with loved ones so easy! In addition, the app helps drive donations to Kids In Need FoundationFor every photo uploaded, Elmer’s will donate one product to The Kids in Need Foundation (KINF), up to 200,000 products!

Elmer's School Glue at Walmart #BagItForward

I downloaded the app and took my son to Walmart (ok several Walmart stores until I finally found one prepping their Back To School display).

Using Elmer's App #BagItForward

You can see our google+ album here!

Elmer's 1st Day App Display #BagItForward

We were on a mission to purchase quality school supplies and create a #BagItForward School Supply donation kit! Afterwards, we planned on dropping out kit off to A Gift For Teaching! We know our efforts will help deserving teachers and students!

It doesn’t take a lot of money to help. I encourage you to join the #BagItForward movement and help your community! When you go shopping for your child’s back to school list, grab a few extra supplies and make a donation! 

Here’s our donation! Even though we visited two Walmart stores and made phone calls to several others, we had so much fun!

Think about how many students we can help by donating a few items. Sure an eraser or paper may not seem like much to some, but to a parent who cannot afford it, a child who is embarassed to ask fellow students for extra supplies, and/or for a teacher who is using his or her paycheck to purchase extra supplies it makes a HUGE difference!

My son was excited to deliver our goodies! I love sharing these missions with him, he learns valuable lessons about giving and caring.

We had a wonderful experience delivering our school supplies. The ladies at A Gift For Teaching were so sweet and grateful.

We took a tour of the facilities and my son was excited when he noticed Elmer’s glue sticks on display! Elmer’s made a generous donation to A Gift For Teaching and these are some of the remaining products. The staff was telling me how popular these glue sticks are!

In addition to joining the #BagItForward efforts, I also encourage you to check out the following links.

I have challenged local bloggers and friends to join efforts. I’m coordinating a group session so we can help at A Gift For Teaching. Back to school is a busy time for this organization and they need all the donations and volunteers they can get!

 

* I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Elmer’s #BagItForward #CBias.

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12 Responses to “Elmer’s #BagItForward School Supply Donation Movement #Cbias”

  1. Mindy

    Jul 11th, 2012

    This is GREAT!!! My children go to public school and last year we experienced our first year. This year I will have a first grader and one in Kindergarten. I was the room mom for my son’s class last year and man oh man does it bring to light what teacher’s have to deal with. I had a few mom’s willing to pitch in to help and we had a class of 25!!!! I can’t tell you how good it felt to go into that classroom with a huge bag of supplies…the teacher AND kids were always thrilled. It was such a good experience for myself AND my child. We start school August 1st here in the Atlanta area and are already shopping the sales for school supplies. After one year of Kindergarten…I realize three things teachers need more than anything…glue sticks, copy paper and YOUR TIME!!!!!! Teachers are amazing people and they do so much for our kids…imagine what they can do with your help!!!!

  2. The Unemployed Mom

    Jul 11th, 2012

    Thanks Mindy! Teachers are definitely amazing!! :)

  3. Jackie

    Jul 12th, 2012

    This is such a great project!! It’s amazing how much teachers spend out of their own pockets to make sure that their classrooms have everything that they need for the school year!

  4. Tara @ Time of Our Lives

    Jul 12th, 2012

    This is great. I always love grabbing the bag at Publix that is school supplies for kids. I am excited to teach B that even a little can go a long way. I want him to pack a backpack for himself and one to donate each year our finances will allow.

  5. The Unemployed Mom

    Jul 13th, 2012

    @Tara Such valuable lessons to teach your little one and SO awesome for kids in need! Every little bit helps.

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  7. Terri

    Jul 15th, 2012

    Your little helper’s big smile says it all! What a great way to help students in need!

  8. The Unemployed Mom

    Jul 15th, 2012

    His smile was a reflection of how awesome A Gift For Teaching workers are as well as the organization as a whole. They were AMAZING with him and beyond grateful for our contribution. We are excited to volunteer our time and efforts there and continue to make a difference in Central Florida.

  9. A Gift For Teaching

    Jul 18th, 2012

    Thanks everyone for the support! It’s so awesome to see our “online” community showing so much enthusiasm. Thank you for spreading the word and getting involved! @Jackie-Teachers spend on average at least $500-$1000 per year out of their own pocket on school supplies! Amazing right?! We would not be able to do what we do without the people in the community like you! If you’d like to get more involved during our busiest time of year (back-to-school time) join us for our PUSH-off party on August 3rd https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e65p0h8k92fbdf2b&oseq= :)

  10. OH I’ve been wishing we could go to A Gift for Teaching!! We are in Polk County….. How awesome – I love that you got your son involved in donating. Such an important lesson that can only be taught by doing!

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