Kathy from Detroit Mommies makes a large donation to The Baldwin Center in her local community to help those in need. “The Baldwin Center relies on donations from churches, businesses, and average citizens that want to help.” Her 8-year old son helped her to collect and make the donation. See Kathy’s story here.
Ellen from Confessions of an Overworked Mom donated to an elementary school in her neighboring state, New Hampshire. “I loaded up the bags into the car, grabbed my GPS so I didn’t get lost and headed out on a drive to Lebanon, New Hampshire.” See Ellen’s story here.
Laura from Day By Day In Our World donated supplies to a local Tiger Den (Boy Scouts) because some troops cannot function without donations. Her sons helped her with the donation. “Doing something to help another leaves me with a wonderful feeling and I want the boys to all experience that as they grow so that it becomes second nature as adults.” See Laura’s story here.
Miriam from The Wic Project donates to a local school where kids in need are allowed to “shop” from donated items at Open House. “I dropped off my basket of school supplies, confident that the Rossiter Elementary School would supply a child in need and thankful for the opportunity to donate to my community as part of the Elmer’s Bag It Forward Simple Service Project.” See Miriam’s story here.
Amber from JadeLouise Designs donates to a second grade teacher in Wyoming. She loved how participating in a SIMPLE Service project helped teach her own kids about giving. “Our journey with our simple service project has been an amazing one! My children have learned a valuable lesson in service and helping others out.” See Amber’s story here.
Natalie from Great Contradictions donated to a local Domestic Violence Intervention Center. “We turned less than $40 into 800 loose sheets of paper, 384 crayons, 100 pencils, 50 pencil top erasers, 40 markers, 8 glue sticks, 4 glue bottles, 4 spiral notebooks, 4 pencil boxes, 4 paint sets, 3 pink erasers, & 2 scissors.” See Natalie’s story here.
Stacey from Stacey Says.. donated to a group of teen moms so their kids could get supplies for school. The group is called Teen Parent Resources. “We were honored to be able to help these kids. And it was a great lesson for my girls!” See Stacey’s story here.
Christine from The Cupcake Bandits gives back to her community despite going through some personal tragedies at the moment. “In a way I was very happy to go complete my mission by donating the supplies I bought from Walmart to Catholic Charities. It gave my family the snap back into reality we all needed.” See Christine’s story here.
Laura from Frugal Family Tree collected a large bag full of school supplies for kids in need and donated them to a second grade teacher in her neighborhood school. “Having the opportunity to help a teacher and kids in my own community makes me happier than I can explain.” See Laura’s story here.
April from Mama On A Green Mission collects school supply items for the school her husband teaches at. The whole family got involved with shopping and finding items for Bagging It Forward! “The school my husband works at is collecting school supplies and handing them out on the first day of school to those who need them.” April was able to purchase enough supplies to make kits for multiple kids. See April’s story here: Mama On A Green Mission