Before I could even think about the list for our kids’ back to school shopping, there was a list sitting at the church entrance a few Sundays ago. The list had items that are being requested by GRACE (Greene Alliance of Church and Community Efforts). They do a drive each year to help children in need in this small community. When I say small, I mean small (2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school.) The community is near a great area of development but it is still a farm based community that is mostly rural. The reduced/free lunch number of students at Grace’s elementary school is over 50% so the need is GREAT here! (This is publicly available information.)
All that being said, we were thrilled to participate in the #BagItForward event where we shopped and donated items on the Back to School Donation Drive Shopping List. We had already set a budget for our donation shopping so I combined our donation with this opportunity to make a great impact! You can see the full shopping trip and delivery to the donation location in our G+ Photo Album.
I excited to find the Elmer’s Back To School Supply List Stand right inside the front door at Walmart …
Then I found a small display of the Elmer’s products …
I love the purple disappearing glue sticks, how about you?
I kept looking around and was amazed at all of the new Elmer’s products available!
I made it home and Brian helped sort through everything so it could be packed up to be delivered!
The kids were so excited to see the box of school supplies our family was sharing. (Yes, we talk a lot about sharing!)
Then they were off to take it to the donation table …
The little helpers got to work adding the items to the donation table …
Doesn’t that make you ready find a Back to School Supply Drive in your area? We hope it does!
To help with all of your Back to School shopping for your kids and the donation drives in your area, Elmer’s has created a great new app! Head over to 1st Day App Download to check out the app yourself! Plus while you are at the 1st Day App page you can enter to win a trip for four to Disney World thanks to X-Acto Desinger Series and Walmart!
Plus you can get a free 5 x 7 digital print in August from Walmart! In August, just visit the Walmart Photo Department in-store or online at Walmart.com/photo for details.
About the 1st Day App …
- It is FREE!
- It is a mobile phone app and website built to capture treasured photos and memories from the first day of school.
- It allows you to personalize photo memories with quotes or captions and organize them by date, child and album.
- It allows you to organize photos by child, using colors and tags.
- It allows you to journal a school year of memories and share them with the classroom, family and friends as a slide show!
- Plus all photos are housed in a secure online environment on the 1st Day™ microsite!
Need another reason to check out and use the 1st Day App? For every photo uploaded, Elmer’s will donate one product to The Kids in Need Foundation (up to 200,000 products)!
You can find Elmer’s on Facebook to keep up to date on their latest promotions and products. If you are on Twitter, be sure to follow Elmer’s on Twitter and maybe even tweet them a picture of what you find when you are shopping!
What is on your kids’ Back to School supply list? Is your family contributing to a location Back to School Supply Drive? Leave us a comment and let us know!
NOTE: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and and Elmer’s but all opinions expressed are my own. #BagItForward #CBias #SocialFabric