(Click to take a pop quiz! Your correct answers will give back to school supplies to those who need them!)
All 3 of my girls are away from home full time for school this year. We've homeschooled the past 6 years so this year we had to do different things to get them ready to go. One is a freshman in high school and the other two are classified as homeschool high school seniors as well as 2nd year college students. So everyone had different back to school needs.
Out of all three, the freshman needed the most little things for back to school. Year after year she would reuse folders, never needed a lunch box or backpack or even brand new supplies and clothes. With homeschooling, you reuse it until it can't be used anymore and buy all year instead the week before school starts! To go along with her new school, she got all new supplies, shoes and clothes. We are fortunate enough to be able to provide the tools needed for back to school. That isn't the case for every student in America.
The Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) and Disney teamed up to launch the Tools for Back to School initiative. Through this, they set up a wonderful resource for parents to participate in a pop-quiz style game that once you answered correctly supplies would be donated to BGCA. Please click to take the pop-quiz game so you can help donate supplies today!
The BGCA also partnered with jcpenney to help kids get what they need for back to school. During the month of August you can join jcp cares and round up your purchase at the register. They money that is rounded up goest to BGCA. I love this! How about you? It is such an easy way to give a little back while shopping for your children. When you do this, talk to your kids about it and let them know what you are doing and why. Are you a part of jcp cares? Join today and round up at the register.
Did you know that the Boys and Girls Club of America wants to help you, too? No, maybe you don't need help getting clothes and supplies for your kids but you might need easy to find, helpful homework tips, fitness and bully information as well as college and reading tips. Here are a few of the homework helper tips:
Click here to get more tips as well as access all the other resource pages from BGCA.
Are you all set for back to school? Do you buy last minute or do you spread out your buying? Do you have any good tips or resources to share related to school? Feel free to leave them in the comments! I would love to read them or check out your blog post.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Boys and Girls Club. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.