Every August the kids and I finalize our back to school lists. I tend to shop for school supplies all year long, watching for sales and deals and buy extra to donate to my kids' schools to pay it forward to kids who might not have the resources to buy the necessary supplies. In truth necessary is relative and I consider my kids VERY fortunate to have won the "birth lottery" in where they were born and in the fact we have been able to provide them what I consider to be a very privileged lifestyle.
Staples Canada is carrying Me to We school supplies that are not only very stylish but also provide an opportunity for a double-wammy pay it forward moment. The proceeds from these products go to help Free the Children provide the opportunity for children to learn in circumstances that are not limited by finances hunger or access to water. So simply by purchasing these for your child you are making a trackable impact on the life of a child.
But if you have the courage to think bigger and purchase these school supplies not just for your child but also to donate to your local school just think of the expanded impact and the teachable moment you have created for your child, and the kids your child spends 6 hours 5 days a week with.
Your kids are a product of their environment. Why not make it the best possible environment for learning for both your own children as well as those Me to We and Free the Children help everyday.
Food for thought!
Yep, just me Cathy thinking about paying it forward.
Note: I was not compensated for this post in any way. The purpose of this post is simply to inform my readers.