Monday, August 30, 2010

Elmer's Bag it Forward

Taking a break from conventional randomness to blog about a great cause. Many important and special people in my life are teachers. All of them dip into their own funds to help out their kiddos. Teachers remain to be a continued advocate for children who have no choice or voice when it comes to funds allocated for school supplies. Like them or not, Walmart has some amazing deals for school supplies*. At church, we had an intense, yet amazing discussion about social injustice. I don't like openly discussing such things just because it gets me all riled up and ready to do battle to conquer the world for those less fortunate.Regardless, doing a little bit of blogging can go a long way. So help out kids (and teachers) by raising awareness for this cause. Oh, and if you are a parent of a kid in school and you want to make nice with the teacher, a Starbucks gift card is nice, but even better is a gift card to Target or Walmart where they can maybe recoup some of the hundreds of dollars they have shelled out of their own money to prepare for the year.

ELMER’S VIRTUAL BAG IT FORWARD RULES

  • Copy and paste these rules into your blog post or Facebook note.
  • Create a post giving a “virtual bag of school supplies” to other bloggers or write about your Back to School shopping trip at Walmart.
  • Link back to the person who gave you a bag of school supplies.
  • Let each person you are giving a virtual bag of school supplies know you have given them a bag.
  • Leave your link in the Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward comment section. You can also find the official rules of this virtual #bagitforward program there.
  • Elmer’s is donating $10 for each blog participating in the Virtual Bag It Forward Donation to Adopt-A-Classroom (up to total of $10,000 for blog posts written by August 12, 2010).
  • Please note that only one blog post per blog url will count towards the donation.
*Elmer's, nor Walmart paid me anything to write this post. I'm just writing it to help out and donate for a very, very good cause.

1 comment:

The Steinman Squad said...

Awesomeness! I participated too.

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