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Back to school season is hectic especially if you have more than one child in school. I often struggle to keep track of multiple schedules, sets of homework assignments, additional requirements, and due dates for library books. However, this is also the time when we realize how many students in our school systems just can’t afford to buy their school supply. It is hard for me to understand how this day and age we have the poverty level we have. Imagine the stress of a parent who can’t buy his kid a backpack, a water bottle, or new clothes.
What Can You and I do?
One of the simplest ways is to buy an extra box of crayons, disinfecting wipes and drop it off at the school office if you don’t already have a dedicated drop off spot in your school.
You can also look for the companies that give back to the community and give your preference to their products when shopping. For an example, did you know that by buying Clorox®, GLAD® and Hidden Valley® products you do so much more than help your classroom keep clean homes and classrooms, storage solutions and meal and snack time easier? This year, The Clorox Company is partnering with DonorsChoose.org, a website that helps to fund projects for classrooms in need. They have already donated $100,000 to DonorsChoose.org!
DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.
Clorox’s donation is a “Double Your Impact” match offer on DonorsChoose.org, which allows the company to match donors’ contributions dollar-for-dollar. By donating to a project with The Clorox Company match offer, donors will be doubling the impact of their donation. For every $5 you spend on Clorox, Hidden Valley, and GLAD products, you’ll receive $1 that you can redeem as a donation to DonorsChoose.org or as money off on future purchases. Snap a picture of your receipt and upload it and earn your reward! Rewards for you or schools in need as easy as 1-2-3.
Why Should You Donate Right Now?
Making a donation with your reward also provides parents with an easy way to talk to their kids about giving back. Take the opportunity to have a conversation with your child about the donation to help them start appreciating the importance of giving back at a young age
Looking for more ways to help?
In addition to the DonorsChoose.org partnership, Clorox partnered with World Vision and Douglas Taylor Elementary in Chicago and the Andrew Hamilton School in Philadelphia to host pop-up shops at each school. Local families and teachers can shop for back-to-school essentials like backpacks, pencils, and notebooks, as well as Clorox, GLAD and Hidden Valley products, free of charge.
Clorox wants to help make it possible for every student and teacher in need to have a clean, healthy classroom environment this year. For other easy ways to simplify the back to school equation, visit CloroxForSchools.com for tips and tricks.
Visit the Pop-Up Shop in Chicago
Visit the Chicago pop-up shop at the Douglas Taylor Elementary in Chicago on September 7.
Will people be turned away if you run out of supplies?
While the company hopes to serve as many families and teachers in the community as possible, they do encourage people to come early. While supplies are being provided on a first come, first-served basis, if they have distributed all of the supplies available, families and teachers who stop by will receive coupons to purchase Clorox®, Glad® and Hidden Valley® products at discounted prices.
Why these locations for the pop-up shops?
Clorox identified schools to host these events based on size and need. The schools are in the main metropolitan areas that are widely underserved and have large student bodies across multiple grades.
Why are there only two pop-up shops?
Clorox as a company wanted to focus on a small number of schools and invest more resources in those communities to make a bigger impact.