Back to School

Back to School

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Essential back to school gear – the backpack. Watercolor by Jennifer L. Hotes © 2013

There’s something about this time of year that makes me nostalgic. I have such vivid memories of those first days of school. The feel of stiff, slightly too-big shoes on my feet, snapping off tags on new clothes and the feel of a sharpened pencil in my hand after a summer of idleness.

So as I drove my youngest to her first day of school this week, I realized many of those memories included things I took for granted; new shoes, fresh school supplies, and a clean outfit.

As you prepare your kids for school, or teens – as you purchase supplies yourself – why not grab an extra pack of pencils and paper for your local food bank? I’m sure they’re collecting any and all supplies for school kids across the nation.

Stretch your budget just a smidge and give someone else the chance to begin the school year with the thrill of having a backpack full of tools for learning. You may just make a world of difference.

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Fresh crayons – a few of my favorite things. Watercolor by Jennifer L. Hotes © 2013

 

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