Did You Know?
• More than 31 million students from low-income families receive free or reduced-price school lunches. Parents struggling to feed their children often find it challenging to buy project boards, pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue – items all kids are expected to have for school.
• Teachers spend an average of $356 out-of-pocket on school supplies every single year, with many spending up to $1500 from their salaries just to provide basic classroom supplies such as paper and pencils that are necessary for learning.
• The long-term implications of education for children are dramatic. According to the US Census Bureau, the average earnings for people with an advanced degree are $83,144, whereas the average earnings of those with a high school degree alone are $31,283.
Ways YOU Can Help!
CREATE an Elmer’s Bag It Forward event for your neighborhood or office! Invite each person to bring new school supplies to support a local classroom. Together, we can mobilize 20 million people by 2020!
BUILD a relationship with teachers from at-risk schools in your community. Hear about their needs and provide them with bags of school supplies.
LEARN about Elmer’s nationwide effort to support school children at Elmers.com/about/kinf, and “like” Elmer’s on Facebook to virtually donate a product to the Kids In Need Foundation, which provides school supplies to teachers from at-risk schools across the country. You can also visit bagitforward.org to share your story and see how others have
bagged it forward.
GIVE away the school supplies that you’ve collected and #BagItForward!
Send us your report and photos at email@example.com so that we can celebrate your participation! How many people became Champions for Kids? How many children received the school supplies? Join our team of Champions for Kids and receive your personalized certificate of victory!