How many white glue sticks does one kid really need?

How many white glue sticks does one kid really need

Ok, let's be honest with each other for a minute. When you get your student's school supply list what is the first thing that pops out of you mouth? "How many white glue sticks does one kid really need?" If you don;t say it out loud you know you are thinking it. Well, let me tell you the honest answer. A LOT!   How many white glue sticks does one kid really need? ...

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2016 Giving Back Packs Event


Real Advice Gal Giving Back Packs 2016 Event Every year, we seek sponsors to support us in our efforts to supply as many back packs full of school supplies to needy children as we can. I am happy that we have several great sponsors this year! Wonderful Pistachios and Aldi are returning sponsors this year! We are also grateful for our newest sponsor, Classroom Direct. We also enlist the help of dozens of other bloggers to each fill at least one back pack with school supplies and donate it ...

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3 Lessons I Learned About Building Self Esteem as a Teacher of Special Education

3 Lessons I Learned About Building Self Esteem as a Teacher of Special Education

Disclosure: I was provided $25 by our sponsor ALDI to purchase a backpack and school supplies. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. 3 Lessons I Learned About Building Self Esteem as a Teacher of Special Education The hallways echo with noise of laughter and groans. News of what is hot and what isn't. Who is with her and who likes him? What happened over the summer and what didn't. The desks are settled in straight lines facing the black board that had seen many years of ...

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Finals Care Packages for College Students

Care Packages for College Students Final Exams Week

Do you have a young student in college about to take final exams? Do you know any students who might need a little pick me up or some encouragement as they face a grueling exam week? As a youth group leader at our church I know and care about quite a few young people and often think about them during this time of year as they hit the books and spend countless hours in study groups. I thought I would share with you how I create finals care packages for college students. How to create finals ...

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100 Things You Can Do To Help Others For Free {Holiday Edition}


100 Things You Can Do To Help Others For Free {Holiday Edition} The holidays are upon us! When it comes to holidays, a lot of us think about buying presents, making food, and putting up decorations. But there is one very important part of the holidays that some people forget about, and that is goodwill toward our fellow man. Nothing feels as good as giving back during the holiday season. And the best part is, you can help others without spending a dime! If you have visited us before, you ...

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Back to School Giving Back Packs Event

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Back to School Giving Back Packs Event It is that time of year again when the kids go back to school. There are children who will go back to school without the supplies they need. Thanks to Aldi and my site there will be less of those children without necessary supplies.  This is the run down of our Giving Backpack event.  We partnered with Aldi this year to help children. Aldi offers school supplies and they also offer healthy lunch and snack options which will help the students in life. ...

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Help One Child Succeed in School

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Disclosure: This opportunity to give back to my community was made possible by our sponsors Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almonds and Fiji Water.  As part of our third annual Giving Back Packs Campaign I am fortunate enough to participate along with fellow bloggers to donate a back pack full of schools supplies to help one child in need. Why school suppplies? Why do we organize this project? Read more about our project here -----> Giving Back Packs I decided that not only was this ...

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Giving Back Packs 2015 – School supplies are so important!

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Giving Back Packs 2015 Hello and welcome to our 3rd annual Giving Back Packs event. This year we were blessed with very generous sponsors and lots of bloggers who volunteer to help. We are so fortunate that we are running 3 separate campaigns. So the idea behind the #GivingBackPacks project is that each and every one of us can do something to help others and we should. If a large number of people come together to give back in a small way we can make a BIG change. We asked bloggers to ...

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A Gift for Granny – The Gift of Sight

Meet Sasha One of the many reasons we gave granny the gift of sight

Did you know one in four children has an undiagnosed vision problem? Right now when you purchase individual vision insurance from VSP Direct™ as a gift, a child in need receives a free eye exam and glasses. That means when you give the Gift of Sight from VSP, you give twice. Find out more at Thanks to VSP for sponsoring this post. We recently welcomed the newest addition to our extended family. Meet Sasha! Sasha is the princess of firsts! She is my ...

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$100 Story

$100 story

This is my fourth year of the $100 story  I believe in my pay it forward initiative. I believe that if you lead people to give and to share that you will create a movement of kindness. I believe being kind counts. I believe that if I spend my time and my money helping others that more people will be impacted then if I sit and say, "I wish." The way that my $100 story works is I have $100. I ask that you nominate someone for me to help. I will pick people to be their secret santa. I have found ...

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