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MAKE A DIFFERENCE: BACK TO SCHOOL

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: BACK TO SCHOOL

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And just like that summer is winding down and fall is quickly approaching. I am trying desperately to cling on to those last summer days. I am wearing my tank tops still and swooning over each pink sunset, just trying to soak all of it in. I guess it doesn’t help that most stores already have up their fall and halloween decorations. It is so hard to stay on top of the seasons in San Diego because we are always behind (What’s up Indian summer?). But one thing is for sure, back to school season is here regardless of what the weather feels like.

I am no longer in school nor do I have any kids. But, I definitely can remember the excitement of back to school shopping and preparing for the upcoming school year. I am a very organized person and love having all the notebooks, pens, and planners to keep my busy life on track. Theres just no better feeling than crossing off an item from a to-do list, am I right? Oh, and let’s not forget the smell and excitement of starting a brand new blank journal. As much as school is about learning it’s also about being prepared. It would have been pretty tough for me to manage school without being able to highlight or take notes. And I’ve would have been a lost mess without being able to jot down something on a post it note or or binder dividers to keep my many many notes from chemistry together. Being prepared and having the right materials for school is so important when it comes to learning! But we all know how expensive school supplies can be especially for low-income families or teachers who are using their own money to get the supplies needed for their classrooms. When money is tight for a family, school supplies might take the back burner to something like food or bills. Today, I am encouraging to donate back to school items. Lets ensure that each and every student has what they need to learn and thrive this school year. Below are a few different ways you can help donate back to school supplies to those in need:

Operation Backpack-Donate money to volunteers to America to fill backpacks with school supplies

UPLIFT-A local San Diego Organization that focuses on inner city and homeless youth

United Way-With a supplies drive every year, you can donate to a school in your region

Child’s Classroom-Ask your child’s teacher about classroom items needed

Public Library-Many public libraries will have donation bins set-up, check out or call your local branch

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE: DONATE RUNNING SHOES

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: DONATE RUNNING SHOES

FRIDAY FAVES: TRIBE ALIVE

FRIDAY FAVES: TRIBE ALIVE

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