Today was the day Emmalee and I delivered our school supply donations to the local elementary school.
We had a meager donation, but even our small stash was warmly welcomed and much appreciated. The sweet receptionist said even one pencil helps one child. And that is totally true. Our school asked for enough pencils for all the kids in the summer school program. They also said they run out of the 2 pocket folders every year. Emmalee and I decided that was where we would focus our money. I found the pencils at a steal of a deal at Walmart, and picked up the basic folders there for $.15 each. Just to add some spunk, I added vinyl to the fronts. I used permanent vinyl so hopefully it won't curl up and come off after the rough wear and tear that awaits them ;0}
I thought I would cut the letters out of white for the black folders, but when I went to put it on the folders I discovered it was not white, but CLEAR! Ugh. Well, we put it on anyway and just splashed on a spray or two of spray paint. Once the vinyl was peeled back off we were left with this fun look. Emmalee loved it so much she made me make her one too.
Finally the two of us finished the vinyl and went to bed last night. Today we wrapped everything up and took it to the school.
This fabulous lady is the coordinator for the summer school program. She was so sweet and gladly accepted our goods. Emmalee loved knowing she was helping other kids get more out of school by giving them tools to learn with.
We also stopped by the local participating Walmart in our area. If you want to know if your Walmart is on the list, you can find out HERE. It took a bit of hunting to find the display...
But we found it! The Champions for Kids display looks like this. It is full of backpacks ready to purchase. You can pick up a backpack, for only $19.97 at my store, and take it up to the cashier to purchase. Once you have paid for it, there is a coupon booklet with $50 in coupons inside that is yours. You leave the backpack in the donation bin or with a Customer Service Representative and take the coupons for yourself. What a simple way to give.
One lucky kid will get the backpack full of all the school supplies they need. Emmalee wants one for herself ;0} We had to do a little explaining there in the isle. She was all for purchasing a bag once she realized who would be getting the goods.
Thank you TheMotherhood.com, Champions For Kids, Purell, Unilever and Elmers for letting the SewCakeMaker's be apart of the fun. Now you readers need to get to Walmart. You only have 4 more days to purchase your backpacks!!!
***Disclosure: “I received stipend from Champions For Kids and The Motherhood as part of my participation in this program. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.”