Disclosure: “I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.”
Many of you know that I’m a homeschool mom. I don’t actually send my children off to school, but we do love it when school supplies get cheap. We always feel the need to stock up, so we don’t have to purchase them the rest of the year!
Just because I don’t send my children to school, doesn’t mean that I think that all children should be homeschooled. In fact, I know that there are many who definitely should not be. This year, I decided that I wanted to do my part in helping the community children who can’t afford the school supplies, to get the supplies that they need.
Did you know that more than 16 million American children live in poverty? It makes sense that these children’s families would have a hard time purchasing the items that they’re expected to bring. I am definitely one who thinks education is very important, and these supplies are the tools that the children need, to begin getting that education, one that can eventually bring them out of poverty if they so choose. That’s why it is important for us to join together and help them get the supplies that they need for the upcoming school year.
I was at Walmart with my husband, shopping without my kids. I spotted these backpacks from Champions for Kids. It’s full of many of the items that a child would need for his or her school year and they’re nicely placed inside a backpack. The cool thing about these backpacks is that they cost only $19.95, but they have a coupon book attached to the outside for you to take off before you donate it, that can save you up to $50! You could easily save the money you spent on the backpack, when using the coupons!
I decided to go ahead and purchase the backpack, so that my kids and I can donate it. That way they would have the experience of getting to donate something to the local community, as I believe this is an important thing for children to learn. While I was out shopping that evening, I got the call that my 8 year old was not doing well with her asthma and we ended up taking her to the hospital that evening and haven’t left since. When we get back home and settled, I will be taking my children back to Walmart, so that they can make our family’s donation. Will you join me?