Elmer's #BagItForward School Kit Campaign

I have to admit, back-to-school shopping is one of my most favorite things. I can't wait until my kids' lists are ready to print. I know that stores start to display their back-to-school wares right after the 4th of July, and I start stalking.

I've hit all the spots, including Walmart. My Walmart has a great Back to School section with an amazing selection of quality school supplies at a great price. Walmart carries all my favorite brands, including my all time favorite glue from Elmer's.

Walmart also has this wonderful Elmer's program called #BagItForward. BagItForward is a back-to-school kit donation program.  The program encourages consumers to buy a pre-packaged kit from the back-to-school display at their local Walmart, and then donate the kit to a student, educator or organization that supports children in need.

Since I'm such a fan of Back to School, I was thrilled to learn that Elmer's has a 1st Day app you can download. And best of all, the app is FREE. There's a display at Walmart, with a QR code — you can scan it with your smartphone for more information or to download the app right in the store. By using theapp, you will be helping to drive donations to the Kids in Need Foundation.

It was truly easy and inexpensive to pick up a kit, and make a donation to the UCP/Best Friends PreK classroom teacher, Miss Ginger. UCP/Best Friends is an inclusion program and works hard to support children in need.

Owen loved giving the kit to Miss Ginger.For more pictures from my #BagItForward experience, you can check out my #BagItForward Album on Google+.

I also made a list of my top 10 items for Back to School. . .what would be on your list?

I hope you will consider doing your back-to-schooll shopping at Walmart, and pick up a Back to School kit to donate while you're there and BagItForward!

Hillary Chybinski is a crafty mom of 2 boys living the American Dream with her husband in the Philly burbs.  This post was adapted from her blog, My Scraps.

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