Pay it Forward BTS Backpack Event

Providing Backpacks for Those in Need in this Pay it Forward BTS Event

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I recently had the opportunity to join a Mission Giveaway Pay it Forward Event. Campus Book Rentals sponsored 85 bloggers with $25 to purchase a backpack and supplies to donate to a child in need. The harsh reality is that many children start school without the basic school supplies and this sets them up for failure during the school year. A lot of times teachers will purchase these school supplies out of their own pockets. They are not always able to as they are purchasing so many of their own classroom supplies.

I am always one for a challenge and set out on a mission to get as many items as I could for $25. I came across some great sales at Meijers and Walgreens that enabled me to fill up a backpack to the brim with very essential school supplies.

My daughter wanted to take it one step further so as a family we sponsored a second backpack and supplies.

Our Pay it Forward Backpacks Contain the  following

1 Backpack ($3.99)

1 Lunchbox (Free)

1 Box of Crayons ($0.25)

1 12 count  Color Pencils ($1.00)

1 pack of Thin Markers ($1.00)

2 Stretch Book Covers ($2.00)

1 Ruler ($1.00)

1 Pair of Scissors ($1.00)

1 Pencil Box ($1.00)

3 Composition Notebooks ($1.50)

3 Spiral One Subject Notebooks ($0.51)

1 pack of Pencils ($1.00)

1 pack of Lined Paper($0.82)

4 Duo Pocket Folders ($0.40)

2 Expo Markers ($2.00)

5 Glue Sticks ($2.99)

1 pack of Pens($1.00)

1 pack Pencil Top Erasers ($1.00)

2 Erasers ($1.00)

1 Manual Pencil Sharpener ($1.00)

1 3 Ring Binder ($1.00)

This project is allowed me to include my daughter in our Pay it Forward mission and I was very happy to see her get involved with looking for the lowest prices in order to get more items to fill up the backpacks.  She has requested going with me to deliver the backpacks to our Local School District and I look forward to getting her more involved in our mission to Pay it Forward.

Let’s keep the Pay it Forward mission going and I ask that you do your own part to donate a backpack and/or school supplies to help a child a need. Every child deserves the chance to start school off on the right foot. If you do decide to Pay it Forward,come back and tell us about it in the comment section. Let’s see how far this spreads.

This wonderful Pay it Forward Event was sponsored by Campus Book Rentals

About our sponsor:

Campus Book Rentals is a company that offers students up to 90% off their textbooks! It not only allows students to save money, it helps students make money by providing services for students to rent out their textbooks to other students. Campus Book Rentals has been around since 2007, and continues to help
students live a more affordable life. Campus Book Rentals is proud to sponsor such an amazing pay it forward event!

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  1. I love being a part of this event . So cool that we get to help kids start off the school year right. Very awesome you got a backpack for $3.99 and a free lunchbox great shpoping!
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