I can't believe summer is almost over. Even though we still continue some school activities throughout the summer, it's definitely not at the pace we keep during the school year. I know many families are preparing to send their kids back to school, and even though we home school, I still like to do what I can to support the local schools. One of our family's favorite things to collect are Box Tops for Education. It's such a simple way to give back to the community!
Stock Your Pantry & Your School
Right now, Reynolds Kitchens products are a fantastic way to stock your pantry while helping the school stock up on school supplies. When school ramps up again, we need the basics to keep things running smoothly! Here are some of my favorite products:
While I'm thinking about school starting back, there are two character qualities I'd like to focus on this year with my kids: strong and kind.
When you think of someone or something that is strong, often we think of bulging muscles. However, there are other ways to be strong. When I think of the strength in Hefty trash bags, I'm hoping that they will be resilient and sturdy! These are the same character qualities I want to see in my children.
There are so many things in this world that can compromise the strength of our children:
When children have inner strength, their world won't be rocked when trials come. Strength is vital to success in life.
Kindness is another trait that doesn't come naturally. It has to be cultivated. On of my favorite childhood memories was coming home from school to a tray of freshly baked cookies. My mom was a constant example of kindness for me. Thankfully, her kindness wasn't dependent upon my behavior. She loved everyone around her at all times.
This is what I want to foster in my daughters. Kindness opens doors in relationships. It builds up others in a servant-hearted way.
Serving Our Community
I love giving my kids opportunities to serve their community. Collecting Box Tops for Education has to be one of the easiest ways to do that!
Reynolds Kitchens™ and Hefty proudly support the Box Tops for Education initiative which helps schools raise money for supplies, technology, and more. Find Box Tops on most Reynolds Kitchens™ products like Parchment Paper, Oven Bags, Slow Cooker Liners and Bakeware Pans. You can also find Box Tops on Hefty Trash Bags, Hefty Foam Plates and Hefty Cups—all things I need to make life easier during the busy school year!
Now through August 29 you can enter here to be one of 50 daily instant winners and enter to win the grand prize of $1,000 worth of Box Tops for your school! A total of five schools will be chosen for the grand prize and you can enter once a day until 8/29 so bookmark the site and visit often.
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.