Friday, August 19, 2011

#BagitForward Unionvale Homeschool Sailors share in the joy of the new school year

The boys and I participated in BagitForward  this week and were blessed by the whole experience.  As homeschoolers we don't have a set list of school supplies but we do know how hard it is on the budget to get school supplies. We decided to help a student at our local elelmentary school.  We headed to Walmart in McMinnville, armed with the school supply list and a desire to help the boys began selecting school supplies.

Bag it Forward is a wonderful program through Elmer's that helps students and teachers in need start the school year with the new shiny school supplies students need to start the year off on the right foot. Bloggers from around the country are joining in this awesome program.
It gets better! Elmer’s is donating one product for every “Like” on the Elmer’s Facebook page to the Kids In Need foundation, and an additional item for every view the video on the Kids In Need tab receives. 
Another awesome feature of Bag it Forward, you don't have to be a blogger to join in. Anyway can purchase and donate school supplies to their local school and post pictures on the Bag it Forward website.

We found wonderful Elmer's products as well as Crayola and Walmart store brands to fill the bag with what we hope will be the beginnings of a successful school year for one student.

The boys hadn't been to the local elementary school so this was an adventure for them as well as a wonderful opportunity to bless a child with new school supplies.  I had to call the school to make sure someone was going to be there, so they were expecting us when we arrived and were very grateful. The boys told the staff their names and grades and even told them we homeschool (in a proud but not boastful tone).  Below is a slideshow of the fun we had.  Thank you Elmer's for allowing us this opportunity.

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer's #BagItForward #collectivebias all product opinions are my own personal opinion.

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