Bag It Forward with Walmart & Elmer's #BagItForward

 Just the other day we went on our weekly shopping trip to Walmart here in Ellijay. School will be starting up again very soon, so it is time to purchase school supplies! I always loved going to Walmart as a child and looking at all the cool new items I could get for the new school year. Every time there was something else fun to buy.

We are actually participating in an amazing opportunity to Bag It Forward. What does that mean? It means that I find the Elmer's school supply list stand in our local Walmart, purchase the items on the list and give it to someone else who can use the school supplies for the new school year. I think everyone should do this, especially because you can get school supplies for such great prices at Walmart. It doesn't cost much and is an easy way to really make someone's day and help them out. You can give the bag of supplies to a student, a teacher or an organization, #BagItForward. On the supply list stand you will also see info about the Elmer's 1st Day App. I'll talk about that more later on.

The boys eating in the cart while I'm busy shopping!
We decided to purchase school supplies for my son's school, Pleasant Hills Montessori, a small school here in Ellijay. They often ask parents for help with supplies throughout the year, so I thought this would be a great way to help them get a great start! Josiah's teacher, Mrs. Kara, often does arts and crafts with them, takes them on field trips and does much more than she has to, so why not give something back to her? She deserves it!
An amazing wall of $.88 school supplies!
Crayola crayons and markers needed for school supplies!
 We found the school's supply list and bought all of the items on it: scissors, markers, paper, pencils, erasers, wipes and hand sanitizer. I also called the school to see what other items they would like, so picked up several items for them! I found a cute reusable tote to stuff all the items into and, believe me, it is packed full! We actually haven't dropped it off yet, but we are going to meet the teacher next week when she gets home from vacation! I know she will be so surprised and excited.
The Ellijay area school list.
It feels good to do something nice for others. This is such an easy way to give back to those who give so much to others and/or to those who could really use the supplies. I believe, in total, we paid about $20 for all the school supplies, which is such an affordable price to make someone's day!
All the items we purchased!

Everything neatly packed into a tote.
 Want to see more pictures from our shopping trip? Check out our Google+ album!

Elmer's 1st Day App For A Good Cause
When we found out school list on the stand, there was also an area talking about the new Elmer's 1st Day App. With the QR code, you can easily download the app onto your smartphone straight from there. We did it with out iPad and love this app. It's a great way to organize all your photos from this school year and to commemorate the 1st day of school. Plus, you can easily share them with friends and family. Take a look and try out this app! Another reason to get this app? For every photo you upload onto the app, Elmer's will donate one item to The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF).

Enter To Win
Yet another reason to check out the 1st Day App... The X-Acto Designer Series and Walmart are offering a chance to win a trip for four to Disney World!!! You can find the entry form on the 1st Day App website.

Be sure to keep up with all the news via social media:
Elmer's Facebook Page
Elmer's on Twitter
Bag It Forward on Pinterest

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Elmer’s.  #BagItForward #CBias #SocialFabric All opinions expressed are my own.


Harmony Burmeister said...

This is a great way to help your community without spending alot of money. Great idea.

Kelly N. said...

scholl supplys..oh the humaity..glad i donr do that anymore..interesting thouugh

Terri said...

Thank you so much for your efforts in the #BagItForward mission! I'm certain Ms. Kara will appreciate your thoughtful gesture! Teachers give so much, they deserve our support!

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