August is here and that means it is time for back to school shopping. Making sure that all the girls are prepared and ready is something that I do in August so that in September we are ready!
For some, that is not the case. Not everyone is able to get all the back to school supplies for their kids. To help those who need it, Duane Reade has partnered with Operation Backpack so that customers can purchase supplies and donate them in the in store box.
This was a great opportunity to talk to the girls about being good citizens and helping others in the community. When we walked into Duane Reade, the Operation Backpack box was right in the front and we talked about how we could purchase a backpack and supplies to help someone who might not be able to get everything they need to be prepared.
Our school participates in a program where you can order all supplies and they will be delivered to the classroom – a PTA fundraisier kind of thing. But, there are so many things that I need at home too to make sure they are prepared with homework. In addition, there are other things that they need to bring – paper towels, wipes and other non-typical supplies that benefit the classroom. This is why Duane Reade can be a go-to resource for back to school supplies and savings.
In early August, we like to go to the stores and see what is available so that we can make decisions as to what to purchase.
We found a cute backpack that we know some little girl is going to love. Purple, hearts and peace signs altogether. And, it was under $12.00! We also found Duck Tape on sale for $3.99. My oldest loves using it to personalize her supplies by creating designs on notebooks, folders and pencil boxes. To view what other back to school finds we found, view our Google + story here.
I am glad that the girls were with me to donate the school supplies. It is important to know that you are not always going to get something and that it is important to give to others.
Thanks Duane Reade for making it easy to donate with Operation Backpack during the Back to School season!
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To find out more about Operation Backpack visit: http://www.voa-gny.org/Get-Involved/Operation-Backpack
What a great idea to help others at Back to School time – love this program!
Jane (EJ) says
I can’t even express how important to us that these programs exist. Empowering children with the tools they need to perform & feel important enough is one of the greatest gifts to give.
What a wonderful thing to do together as a family – to help a student in need for the back to school season! Although it was always nice to get back to the routine and reconnect with friends, having fresh, new supplies for the first day of school was such a fun part of the season. With great prices and must-haves on sale at Duane Reade – its the perfect place to gather items to give 🙂