I was provided $25 by our sponsor Ebates to purchase a backpack and school supplies. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. #givingbackpack #ebates
I am so happy to be chosen again this year to participate in the Giving BackPack event. I participated in 2012 and 2013, also. The Giving BackPack event is where the sponsor gives the participating bloggers $25 to buy a backpack and fill it with school supplies. We then donate the backpack to a child who needs it.
This years Giving BackPack event is sponsored by Ebates.
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School starts here in Kentucky the first week of August. I was concerned that if I ordered online I wouldn’t be able to get the backpack to the student early so they wouldn’t have to worry about where they were going to get school supplies at. If your school starts later, you will be able to save a lot of money by shopping online and using Ebates. I went shopping in store at Dollar General and Walmart for this backpack. Right now, you can get a special coupon code for Dollar General for school supplies, in addition to you cash back. Walmart has special coupons for back to school fashions, school supplies, and college dorm necessities. I haven’t bought any new school supplies for my kids yet. I’m going to be shopping with Ebates!
Here’s everything I purchased. Please excuse the bags and boxes in the background. I packed the backpack at the clothes closet.
Over on the left hand side, you’ll see the clear backpack that I got at Walmart for $8.88. There is also a bottle of hand sanitizer, a pack of index cards, a mini stapler, Post it Notes, a pencil sharpener, paper clips, 2 boxes of pencils, a pack of pens, a ruler, and a package of erasers.
Over on the right, is a calculator, a three ring binder, 4 two pocket folders, 3 packs of filler paper, 7 spiral notebooks, and 7 composition notebooks.
I only paid $27, not counting tax, to purchase all these supplies. They all fit in the back pack nicely.
Here’s the backpack, held up by my husband, leaving the clothes closet to be delivered.
I, along with my family, run our churches clothes closet, where we give away donated clothes to anyone that needs them. So I know of many children in our county whose families struggle to purchase back to school clothes and school supplies. I wish I was able to give them all school supplies! This year, the backpack I purchased went to a girl that lives with her grandparents. They don’t have a vehicle to even get to the store to purchase anything, if they were even able to purchase school supplies when they got there. Getting this backpack full of school supplies was such a blessing to this girl and her grandparents.
Thank you Ebates for sponsoring Giving BackPack event and for making a difference in the lives of children!
*I was provided $25 by our sponsor Ebates to purchase a backpack and school supplies. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. #givingbackpack #ebates
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