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Kids Co-Op: Bloggers Filling Backpacks

I'm excited to participate in Bloggers Filling Backpacks, a school supply fund drive initiated by fellow Kids Co-Op/Kid Blogger Network blog CrayonFreckles.

She initiated a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of America and over 40 bloggers to help support their Tools for Back to School campaign, which helps parents and students prepare for school by providing school supplies and resources to the youth they serve.  Here's what the Boys and Girls Club of America says about the campaign:
Too many kids in America are falling behind in school and life before they even get started. Oftentimes, this is not due to a lack of ability but to the lack of access to both basic tools, such as notebooks and pens, and to quality after-school programming that helps prepare kids for academic success and, inevitably, a great future.

The goal is for us to raise $500.  If you make a $10 (or more) donation will get the Boredom-Buster Backpack: 50+ Activities to Keep Children Busy ebook!  The ebook is filled with amazing activities contributed by over 20 bloggers that will keep your children busy, learning, and having fun.

Simply go to the Bloggers Filling Backpacks BGCA fundraising page and make your $10 donation to receive a copy of this great ebook!  Not only will you get tons of fun activities to do with your child, you'll help other children have the supplies they need to start school successfully! Thanks for helping us make a difference!
 
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