Back to School - Pay It Forward Event

Recently I was able to join an event to help someone in need for going back to school.  I was really excited to participate!  I will be honest, with getting everything for my kids and getting them prepared for kindergarten and preschool I completely forgot about getting this done.  I was happily reminded by a fellow blogger who is also participating.

I got to thinking about what I could do.  We were given $25 to use to purchase school supplies and also a backpack(hopefully).  We were then told to buy what we could and take pictures.  You'll notice this post is quite lacking in photos.  (I'll get to that shortly...)  

Well I'll tell ya, I was none too interested in going back out to shop for more school stuff.  My fellow blogger, I mentioned a moment ago, said she approached her son's teacher to see if there was someone in his class she could sponsor.  I thought that was an excellent idea.  So I was considering approaching my son's teacher.  We were told we could approach it that way or go to an organization like Boys & Girls Club.  I just couldn't decide how I wanted to go about doing this.  Then my light bulb moment happened...  I would get in touch with my church to see if we had a child in the church family or if they knew someone in the community I could help.

So in talking with my husband about it, he suggested stopping in to talk with them.  That, my friends, was the best advice.  I stopped in and ended up talking with our church's minister of music and minister of volunteer dept.  We were brain-storming and turns out there is a young man in our church who is headed back to college in a week.  He is an upstanding person and it's just him and his mother.  He works to help his mom and then goes to school too.  Would it be too cliché to say I heard angels?  I knew right then that was what I was going to do.  They said the best thing would be a giftcard for him; that this would be a blessing for him.  That is the reason there are no pictures.  

I certainly hope and pray this helps him with his back-to-college preparations.  Maybe ease the financial burden just a bit for him and his mother.  And I certainly feel very blessed to have been included in this pay-it-forward event!  There's not much better than helping!!

About the event sponsor:
Campus Book Rentals is a company that offers students up to 90% off their textbooks! It not only allows students to save money, it helps students make money by providing services for students to rent out their textbooks to other students. Campus Book Rentals has been around since 2007, and continues to help students live a more affordable life. Campus Book Rentals is proud to sponsor such an amazing pay it forward event!

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