This was written as part of a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Kleenex, but all opinions are my own.
It’s back to school time! My FAVORITE time of the year! I love my kids, but I am counting down the days! 😉 Our tax-free weekend is coming up, and these are just a few of the back-to-school items on my shopping list:
- A new backpack. Maya’s had the same one since Kindergarten. It’s about time for her to upgrade!
- A lunchbox. Maura’s old lunch bag is torn up and incredibly dirty. Beyond repair!
- Tennis shoes. Maya’s feet have grown three full sizes since last year. Seriously.
- Sanitizer. ‘Nuf said.
- The usual school supplies. Crayons, markers, glue, a pencil bag, composition books, scissors, erasers, etc. This is a great time to stock up because the prices are so cheap!
- Kleenex. Each year, moms send their kids back-to-school knowing they’ll be exposed to germs… the new Kleenex Everyday Tissue with Sneeze Shield is now thicker and more absorbent to help keep the wet stuff off kids’ hands!
In fact, Kleenex is the only facial tissue brand that participates in Box Tops for Education – and that’s one reason it’s a must-have on my kids’ back to school shopping list. The school actually requests this specific brand.
Box Tops for Education is an easy way to help your child’s school earn funds through the products you already purchase by clipping Box Tops coupons on the product packaging, like boxes of Kleenex. With school budget cuts across the nation, Box Tops for Education has become increasingly important as it provides unrestricted dollars to help schools offset this loss of funding. Each Box Tops coupon is worth 10 cents for your school, making Box Tops an easy way your school to earn money for the things they need! To date, the Kleenex brand has donated $13 million to Box Tops for Education!
How does it work? Just cut out the Box Top coupons from the packaging and return them to your child’s school. Sometimes schools even provide incentives for doing this. At my daughters’ elementary school, for example, every Box Top is a ‘ticket’ to win a chance at having a special lunch with the principal. The kids love it! Maybe you can suggest something like this at your child’s school!