Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Bag it Forward with Elmer's


I always buy more school supplies than my kids really need - because I just can't resist those back-to-school sales at Walmart.  Notebooks for 10¢, boxes of crayons for 25¢, rulers for 10¢, glue sticks for 25¢.  Who can help but stock up?  I think the costs have gone up a bit in the last few years, but still, you can get some good deals during the back-to-school sales.  And you never know when the kids will lose something or need a new notebook or bottle of glue.  Of course, now I have a bunch of school supplies stored up in the basement, and the kids won't be needing them anymore.  This year we bought Cory a laptop, some pens and some notebooks for his classes.  He's a bit too old for crayons and glue.  I should probably see about donating some of our extras to the local elementary school.

Unlike my kids, there are a lot of kids who don't have the school supplies they need.  Maybe we can't all physically donate, but we can help.  How?  Join Elmer's Virtual Bag it Forward:

This Back to School season, Elmer’s is celebrating it’s every day low pricing on back to school supplies at Walmart by partnering with Adopt-A-Classroom to help make a difference in classrooms across the country.

Elmer’s will donate up to $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom with your participation. Join now!

The Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward is charity blog meme, bloggers are able to raise $10 per blog post for Adopt-A-Classroom by writing a blog post or Facebook note and donating a virtual bag of school supplies . Elmer’s will donate $10 per each post written for Adopt-A-Classroom, up to $10,000.

HOW CAN YOU JOIN? It’s easy.

  • Participate in the Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward by giving away a virtual bag of school supplies and creating a blog post or Facebook note with specific rules described below.
  • Elmer’s will donate up to $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom.
  • You can give as many virtual bags as you want.
  • The Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward will officially begin at 12 AM EST on July 22, 2010 and end at 12 PM EST on August 12, 2010. Blog posts submitted to us before or after that time period will not be counted.
  • The blog post link has to be submitted in the comment section [on the Elmer's Bag It Forward page] for your participation to be counted.
  • In addition copy and paste the following text into your blog post:


  • Copy and paste these rules into your blog post or Facebook note.
  • Create a post giving a “virtual bag of school supplies” to other bloggers or write about your Back to School shopping trip at Walmart.
  • Link back to the person who gave you a bag of school supplies.
  • Let each person you are giving a virtual bag of school supplies know you have given them a bag.
  • Leave your link in the Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward comment section. You can also find the official rules of this virtual #bagitforward program there.
  • Elmer’s is donating $10 for each blog participating in the Virtual Bag It Forward Donation to Adopt-A-Classroom (up to total of $10,000 for blog posts written by August 12, 2010).
  • Please note that only one blog post per blog url will count towards the donation.
Here is the photo you can use for your virtual bag or create your own!
Elemer's Walmart, charity
Read more about Adopt-A-Classroom

I'd like to pass a virtual bag of school supplies to Jenn at My Kids Are My World and Sandra at Pookie and the Boys.  I hope you ladies will join in to help #bagitforward with Elmer’s. And please, if you’re reading this and have a blog – consider joining in as well!

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1 comment:

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