A new school year is around the corner, and there’s nothing better than school supplies to start the year out with a fresh, clean start! Each summer, my children and I pick up extra supplies, to donate to those in need (who doesn’t love new crayons and a fresh notebook?) It’s good to give, and with all the deals on school supplies right now, it’s easy to Lend a Hand!
PURELL® Hand Sanitizer is partnering with Champions for Kids and WalMart to ensure students have the supplies they need as they head back to school with the PURELL® Lend a Hand Program. And we wanted to help, too!
I called my family over for dinner, sent them this list, and told them we were collecting supplies for the classroom. My sister brought over folders, crayons and markers, while her children each brought their favorite supply: erasers, ink pens, index cards and notebooks. My children chose tissues, glue, construction paper and pencils! At the end of the night, we were able to fill one school bag and two grocery bags with supplies! Since our community has a “Little Red Schoolhouse” program, (with donations collected going right back to the community) I knew exactly where we would go to make our donation!
Before we put our collection in the donation box, I shopped for several bottles of Purell hand sanitizer, since I had coupons for PURELL product. Hand sanitizer is the one supply I make sure my children always have handy! It’s great to know that even when soap and water are not available at school, this alcohol-based hand sanitizer will kill germs and reduce the risk of my children getting sick. After I read that 80 percent of germs are transmitted by the hands, I attach a small bottle of hand sanitizer to my children’s backpacks and lunch boxes. Most of the teachers at our school have this in their classrooms, too!
It was fun to give back and teaches my children a lesson about Random Acts of Kindness and giving to others when you can! Take a look at this list of items that you can pick up to help a child in your community:
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, from The Motherhood and the Champions for Kids. All opinions are my own.