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Operation Backpack

July 16th, 2009 at 09:07 pm

I am a big believer in education. So, I jumped on when I saw a campaign ad for "Operation Backpack". (OperationBackpackSac.org) This is to donate a new backpack with school supplies to school age children. Stores are having back to school sale and I love shopping. Perfect win-win for me!!

I went Longs/CVS and got free school supplies. Then, I went to Target and got cheap color pencils, markers, etc. (They're like 50 cents each!!) I also bought a backpack at Target for $9.99 that came with a lunch pail. Yay!!

The backpack was pretty full after I put all the school supplies. I hope a boy (I made an assumption from the color or back pack and school supplies I bought - mostly blue and green) who receives this backpack will be happy.

3 Responses to “Operation Backpack”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    What fun! I just put together a care package for a young girl heading off to college. I did this through a freecycle contact and I don't know these folks except via email. They picked up the box yesterday and had a lot of fun going through it. This was just round one - I'm not done yet!

    By the way... Staples is doing "free" backpacks this Sunday. Buy any backpack and they'll give you back the purchase price in Staples rewards. Could be a good deal if someone needs a backpack and could use the Staples reward check. Checks are mailed out in October I think.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Great job! I love school supplies.

  3. Maismom Says:

    dmontngrey,
    Yes, I saw the ad this morning. I guess I need to make another run of school supply shopping. LOL

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