Saturday, July 24, 2010

Elmer's Bag It Forward program

Well, School is almost here and soon it will be time for families to start their school shopping - but what about those parents that are unable to provide for their kids basic needs?

In many low income districts schools are unable to provide the school supplies the teachers & students need for basic learning. There are a several programs that I know of that help with this need. I’m going to showcase the Elmer's Bag It Forward Program and in the future I will also tell you about a single Mom and her experience with the Open Door Missions Back to School Program.

What can your family do to help low-income schools in your community? Bag It Forward!
This summer, Elmer’s has teamed up with 50 bloggers to kickoff the Bag it Forward movement. These bloggers are gathering school supply bags for families or organizations of their choice, and are encouraging others to join in.

In addition we are hosting Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward Donation. The virtual donation will begin on July 25. By simply sharing a virtual bag with a friend via blogs, we can work together to raise money for Adopt-A-Classroom. For more information visit www.bagitforward.org

Now that you know what Bag It Forward is, do you know a school in your community, or a family that struggles in their daily life and adding the expenses of starting school would be very difficult for them?

Here's what YOUR family can do to help them:
  • To give you some ideas on items to donate comment blow and I'll send it to you.
  • Go to Walmart and create a bag (or several) that your family can donate to a school or family in need.
  • Twitter this message: "Elmer's Bag It Forward program - http://bagitforward.org/donate-a-bag/ OR fill a bag w/ school supplies & give to a family/school in need."
  • Facebook - "I'm participating in Elmer's Bag It Forward Program to help schools/families in need - YOUR family can too! http://bagitforward.org/donate-a-bag/
Bloggers/Website Owners:
Do you have a blog or website and would you like to spread the news? Write up a post and submit you link (see below) & Elmer's will donate $10 to an adopt-a-classroom to help them get the supplies they need.

Elemer's Walmart, charity

Join Bag it Forward
This Back to School season, Elmer’s is celebrating it’s every day low pricing on back to school supplies at Walmart by partnering with Adopt-A-Classroom to help make a difference in classrooms across the country.

Elmer’s will donate up to $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom with your participation. Join now!

The Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward is charity blog meme, bloggers are able to raise $10 per blog post for Adopt-A-Classroom by writing a blog post and donating a virtual bag of school supplies . Elmer’s will donate $10 per each post written to Adopt-A-Classroom, up to $10,000.

HOW CAN YOU JOIN? It’s easy.
  • Participate in the Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward and by giving away a virtual bag of school supplies and creating a blog post with specific rules described below.
  • Elmer’s will donate up to $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom.
  • You can give as many virtual bags as you want.
  • The Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward will officially begin at 12 AM EST on July 22, 2010 and end at 12 PM EST on August 12, 2010. Blog posts submitted to us before or after that time period will not be counted.
  • The blog post link has to be submitted in the comment section below for your participation to be counted.
  • In addition copy and paste the following text into your blog post:

ELMER’S VIRTUAL BAG IT FORWARD RULES
  • Copy and paste these rules into your blog post.
  • Create a blog 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.
Read more about Adopt-A-Classroom

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