Why not start the school year off with giving back.This post was written by Nancy Pfeifer of A to Z Celebrations.I hosted a “back to school” party for a purpose to reach out to other kids in need.
It was for kids that their parents are in prison, or don’t have the financial support to get their own supplies for school. I wanted to show my girls that parties aren’t just to celebrate them or give to them. We need to learn to give, love, and share to others less fortunate. The party took place in a classroom at one of our local churches, but this can take place in a library, or school.
How to throw a back to school party with a purpose!
I invited a few girls to come participate with us. They brought their own school supplies donations for other kids. I set up a table for the girls that came to the party with some favorite kid friendly snacks such as apple sauce, juice boxes, animal crackers, pretzels and chips.
I set up a basket with paper bags for them to grab their snacks before they left. This was my way of saying “thank you” for the donations. I literally spent $25 in snacks and $15 in school supplies to donate. It does not need to be an expensive party, if you get others involved you will minimize your cost.
I hope this party inspires you to find a local organization, shelter or community center
that collects school supplies for children in need.
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Anders Ruff printables: http://www.etsy.
“Give-Love-Share” banner: http://www.etsy.com/
Donation of bus school clips from: http://www.etsy.com/
Photography courtesy of: http://www.lizmason-
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