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If you’ve been in any store lately you’ll know that school supplies are out, and you can get quite a few deals! I don’t have any school age children, so these deals don’t help me that much. Then out of curiosity I did a quick search to see if any local programs needed school supplies. I found that our local Boys & Girls Club are in need of school supplies year round.
They need items like glue, scissors, construction paper, markers, and other school supplies that you can find on sale right now. I enlisted some help of family and friends and we went shopping for school supplies. I love giving back, and the fact that I could help out my community by shopping some of the best deals definitely gave me a great feeling.
Here are some of the items we gathered to donate:
The Boys and Girls Club of America is a great place for kids. They provide a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, hope and opportunity for children.
I actually went to the local Boys & Girls Club when I was younger. I still remember all the fun art projects, help with homework, field trips, and the one mentor I worked with the most, her name was Robin and I thought that even her name was the coolest.
The original Boys & Girls Club in our town was destroyed by floods, but they now have a brand new location where I dropped off our school supplies. It was so much fun to see! The new location is huge and it was filled with kids of all ages. I think Aliceana wanted to stay forever.
Here we were right before donating with our huge tote of school supplies. Aliceana was extremely curious, I’m pretty sure she wanted all the “colors” for herself.
It was definitely a really great experience. I think I’ll make this an annual family outing, it was so much fun shopping for everything they needed and so gratifying to drop it off. They even asked for our address so they could send us a little “thank you” note, how nice is that?
I definitely encourage you to find a great place in your community to donate school items. This time of year even 5 or 10 dollars can buy a ton of great new school supplies. If you can’t find a place to donate school supplies you can take part in Champions for Kids’ SIMPLE Giving program this summer! Visit your participating Walmart store between July 7 – August 1 and look for the purple product display and yellow donation bin. Choose school supplies and donate them right inside the store to help children in your local schools!
Did you donate school supplies, or are you planning to? Let me know who you helped out in the comments below!