I was so excited when my friend, Amee from Real Advice Gal asked me to participate in her annual Giving Backpacks Campaign. This year’s event is generously sponsored by ALDI. Every year so many children start back to school without backpacks and much needed school supplies, which is heartbreaking. I can’t imagine my children not having the supplies they need for school.
As soon as ALDI’s weekly ad came out, with school supplies as the *special buys of the week, we made a quick trip to our local store. First, my daughter picked out her favorite backpack.
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Then, we grabbed school supplies. We know how fast students go through pencils and pens, so we stocked up enough to hopefully last a while.
Here’s what we purchased. In addition to the backpack we bought several packs of pencils, pens, highlighters, and dry erase markers.
I’m going to take my kids with me to donate the backpacks to The Caring Place, a local non profit agency that helps those in need. Makes my heart happy to see my children so excited to GIVE. In fact, they asked a lot of questions and were very curious as to why a kid would need school supplies. It was difficult for them to understand that some parents just can’t afford it. It opened the door for us to talk about why, and how important it is to treat all children the same no matter what they have. Although we talk about giving all the time, donating a backpack with school supplies seemed to really hit home to them.
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Disclosure: This event was sponsored by ALDI and coordinated by Real Advice Gal. ALDI provided me with $25 to use toward purchasing school supplies. All opinions and experiences are my own. See my full disclosure policy here.