Featured SponsorIf you have been following along for the past month or so, we, like many other, have been shopping, preparing and gathering our supplies to head back to school in a couple of short weeks. We take our annual trip to the store to gather each child's teacher's school supplies requests. In addition, the kids get a new first day of school outfit, along with new tennis shoes, backpacks and lunch boxes. We also do a little end of summer grooming, like getting each child's haircut. By the end of summer, I'm exhausted, but the kids (as I) will be ready for the new school year to begin.
I love supporting and promoting initiatives that promote higher education and learning. For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) has been doing just that. They provide kids with a safe haven along with highly engaging activities to help them develop the creativity and confidence necessary to succeed in school. Through programs geared towards education, leadership development, arts and fitness, BGCA helps young people reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
This years the BGCA has teamed up with Disney to launch the Tools for Back To School Initiative. This initiative features a pop-quiz style game, where supplies are donated to BGCA for every correct answer you score. Five correct answers = school supplies for a Club kid. How cool is that! I just took the quiz and scored some supplies for a participating Club kid. It's easy to give back... so why don't you give it a try?! Your kids can do it too... it's a great way to get them involved (and seriously, who doesn't love a little trivia?).
In addition to the amazing Tools for Back To School Initiative, BGCA has also partnered with jcpenney to allow it's customers to join jcp cares and round up purchases at the register to benefit BGCA during the entire month of August. Another very simple and easy way to give back.
The Boys & Girls Club of America not only want to help it's kids, but also would like parents to feel prepared too, so they have created a variety of educational content and tip sheets that they can easily download and utilize at a parent's leisure. Make sure to visit HERE (located on the left side under the ‘Get Ready’ header) to print your very own copies.
Making a difference doesn't require a lot of time or effort thanks to organizations and companies such as the Boys & Girls Club of America, Disney and jcpenney. It super easy to participate... so get on out there.... and make a difference in your community!
[Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Boys and Girls Club. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.]