I love “paying it forward” and I have truly been blessed. In every way and everyday I try to live life being the best mother, daughter, sister, friend… I can be. I may not have much with a family of five (we live on a tight budget), but if there is a will there is a way my friends. My blog has afforded me so many opportunities to give back in so many ways. I can go on and on about all of the greatness I have been given, but truly this post is about a bigger project.
A few weeks ago, a call to action was made by one of my favorite blog friends Amee. Her plan, a back pack drive with a twist. Madame Deals Media teamed up with Gutzy Gear to have the ultimate back pack drive. Over 80 bloggers participated, we were given a stipend of $25 to fill a backpack(s) of school supplies and “pay it forward”.
I turned to the Elementary my son had gone to and asked the attendance clerk if it was possible to donate school supplies to a child. She was very happy to see the donation come to life and came across a family she knew was struggling to finish purchasing the supplies on their list. I’m excited that I have the opportunity to get the rest of their supplies.
Target trip cut short, little man was having a major meltdown. *Side note: I did not dress my 3 year old, we are expressing our creativity by dressing ourselves. Lucky me, I get to take my kid out in clothes that usually don’t match and are in the wrong season..*
Walmart online had a great backpack for $8.88, I am anxiously awaiting it’s arrival.
Grand total: $25.24
Out of Pocket $.24
School starts on Monday, the plan is to have the backpack by today and have the goodies at the elementary tomorrow. I have a few other donations to add from my stockpile, so watch out for the follow up post next week.