In all of my years of having kids in school (that’s 12 years including pre-school for anyone curious), I have heard so many times that as much as teachers love gifts of any kind and are appreciative, they really like the useful things. Why not create a happy gift full of the useful stuff for back to school? No worries if school started awhile ago- teachers will love this type of gift anytime.
I went to my local Albertsons to grab some supplies for this cute gift idea. Josh is our go to grocery shopper these days and it’s the store he frequents most. But this month, Albertsons is focusing their attention on a national problem – childhood hunger. And in doing so, they want you to get involved.
Did you know—
- 10 million children; nearly half of eligible children do not receive free or reduced price school breakfast?
- 3 out of 5 K-8 public school teachers report regularly seeing students coming to school hungry?
That blows my mind. I had no idea the stats were so high.
Albertsons is having a national “Hunger Is” campaign from September 1st through September 30th, 2016 to aid childhood hunger efforts in the United States.
So what does this mean for you? Well it’s simple. All you do is look for these cute tags on participating items. Some of our favorites are Goldfish, Nutella, Sharpie, Paper Mate, RubberMaid .. but there are tons to choose from.
For every unit sold in September 2016, $0.10 goes back to your local market, up to $1M nationally! I think it’s awesome to help on a local level like this.
The other option is to donate at the register. Look for these tags at checkout and donate $1,$3,or$5,or any other amount to your purchase. It’s really that easy. You know I’m all about doing good and especially love doing random acts of kindness. This definitely counts!
On my shopping trip I grabbed some things that I knew our teachers would appreciate and put together their gift basket with a tag. It was a win-win-win situation – get groceries, help aid local hunger, give a gift to our teachers.
I used a Rubber Maid container and put everything in there – pens, highlighters, some snacks. And then just attached my printable. Easy as 1-2-3.
If you want to get a little crazy, you could tie it up with a ribbon and cellophane. But it’s not necessary. You can also just lay everything flat in the container and wrap the note on top with a string. If you don’t want to get the items I did, I created a blank version too – one that you can have your son(s)/daughter(s) fill out and sign their name.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies & Hunger Is. The opinions and text are all mine.