Eight awesome bloggers chatted one day on Skype. The covered the usual topics – kids, blogs, husbands, work, and then someone said “Hey! Let’s put together a Back-to-School campaign!”
Being the agreeable type that I usually am, I said “sure! Sounds fun!” I expected a few product ideas, maybe a few links back to each others blogs. I never expected what actually happened.
We brainstormed for an evening and the project bloomed. From one small joint giveaway grew a fantastic project that I’m really proud to be a part of.
So, as I fill my own daughter’s first “big girl” backpack (Satiny Hello Kitty in white, hot pink, and black if you must know.) let us help you fill your kid’s backpack and stock a teacher’s classroom. Stay tuned for more details on the campaign which will stretch out until school has well and truly started for everyone! (Be sure to fan us on Facebook and friend us on Twitter to stay on top of all the excitement!)
“Fill the Backpack”
The Parent. The Student. The Teacher.
“Fill the Backpack” is an exciting back to school online event taking place across 8 blogs from August 16th – September 16th . We have partnered with Volunteer Spot and this event will be sponsored by Ziploc Brand and 20th Century Fox as well as other brands that have contributed to filling the backpack!
We will be giving away 16 backpacks overflowing with back to school surprises and hosting a Dream Classroom Contest for teachers and parents to submit a 200 word essay describing their dream classroom. Two entries will receive $500 to classwish.org to help assist in the building of the classroom of their dreams.
Meet the Bloggers!
Tech Savvy Mama – Leticia Barr
Just Precious – Julie Meyers Pron
The Centsible Life – Kelly Whalen
Detroit Mommies – Courtney Valasquez
It’s My Life – Jessica Rosenberg
Savvy Sassy Moms – Andrea Fellman
From Crib to Car Keys – Shannan Powell
Clueless Mama – Laurie Cooper
VolunteerSpot’s free online signup sheets save time, eliminate reply-all email, and make it easy for more parents to get involved at school. Register at VolunteerSpot
before October 1, 2010 using promo code ‘“TeachersSave”
for a chance to win $100 in free classroom supplies for the teacher of your choice from ClassWish.org.
Meet the “Fill the Backpack” Official Sponsor
Stay tuned to find out how you can enter to win a backpack or how you can enter your favorite teacher for a chance to win a dream classroom…