If you read our first post on prepping for our Bag It Forward project you’d know that we made two shopping trips to ensure we did justice to our chalked up list for the Champions for Kids program.
While putting together our supplies, we decided we needed to add a lunch bag to our school supply stash. So off we went for our 3rd shopping trip!
Now I wouldn’t ordinarily split shopping trips this way but because my 6 year old has been so excited about our Simple Service Project I agreed.
Back to Walmart…
I was glad, we did our 3rd trip because our Walmart must have received their recent shipment of school supplies. So there were boxes upon boxes of 50 cent glue bottles. (Remember how we had to hunt for a single bottle on our 1st trip?)
And yes, we did pick up 4 more bottles…
4 boxes of Kleenex tissues because I thought this was a good price…
5 more boxes of color pencils…
a box of Cheerios because Bunny girl thought the kids might need a snack!
And the purple lunch bag we’d actually gone to the store in the first place for!
Putting together our #BagItForward supplies…
Once home we quickly bagged our supplies and said down to say a prayer for the children who would be receiving the same.
The recipients are children in our local Home for Abused Children.
Sadly the children under this Program are expected to try and go back to regular routines and lifestyles, after a horrific incident(s). And though little things like new school supplies can’t take away the pain, hurt or horrible memories…
at least they don’t have to go back to school with hand-me-down school supplies or minimal school supplies, just because they’ve been placed in foster care for no fault of their own.
Even though the Home is run by the State they’re terribly handicapped with funds and were so excited to learn we were coming in with supplies, thanks to Champions for Kids and Elmers.
Truly, how blessed it is to give…
As the kids walked into the Home with the bags of school supplies, you could see gratitude written all over the faces of the staff.
As my little ones handed over the bags, the Coordinator’s eyes filled with tears and she just whispered- “You don’t know how thankful the children will be”…
That made this Project worth those 3 trips to the store.
I know the #Champions4Kids donation was not huge but each supply in that bag was a blessing to the Home.
To see more pictures and read more buzz on our shopping trip, visit our Bag It Forward Google Plus album.
— Marina (@ebmommy) August 15, 2012
Love on the Sponsors:
- Champions for Kids: http://championsforkids.org
- Champions for Kids Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/#!/
- Champions for Kids Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
- Elmer’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Elmers
- Elmer’s Twitter handle: @Elmers http://twitter.com/#!/elmers
EBMR Disclaimer: ”I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Champions for Kids #CBias #SocialFabric. Regardless, all opinions expressed in this post are still 100% my own.”