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With all the emphasis on giving to those far away, we sometimes tend to forget those in North America.  And, face it, most of us do not have unlimited funds to assist all the people we want to help

Now, we all know that the public education system is in trouble.  In fact, some schools are having a hard time making important classroom purchases like books, learning games, and manipulatives.  As a homeschooler, I know how important these ‘extras’ can be to children.  But what can one person do?

Well, it turns out that there is a very simple way for bloggers to contribute:  Elmer’s  Bagging It Forward program.  Elmer’s will be donating $10 to Adopt-A-Classroom for each blog post about the program, up to $10,000.  The way to get the word out is to donate a virtual bag of school supplies to another blogger…or two…or three.

Elemer's Walmart, charity

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Participate in the Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward by giving away a virtual bag of school supplies and creating a blog post 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. (but each url will be used only once)
  • 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 of this post for your participation to be counted.
  • In addition copy and paste the following text into your blog post:

ELMER’S VIRTUAL BAG IT FORWARD RULES

  • Copy and paste these rules into your blog post.
  • Create a blog 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.

I am donating a virtual bag of school supplies to Kristen and Tina, because they both work hard for the needy—Kristen with her support for Compassion International, and Tina with her Food Pantry.  I’m also donating one to Crystal who knows what it is like to pinch pennies and who also loves to help others.

Thanks to Heather for my virtual bag of school supplies!

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One Comment

  1. Meg says:

    This is such a great idea! Its really great to see companies like Elmers supporting their communities in such a positive way!

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