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Back-to-school shopping. It’s probably one of the best parts of going back to school – fresh notebooks and pencils, backpacks and lunch boxes. And it even clears away a little of the end-of-summer blues.
But do you know that while you make a purchase for your education, or your child’s, you can actually contribute to the education of someone in need? Not only education, but also clean water, nutrition, health, and job opportunity. I definitely didn’t know that a pack of pencils could go so far.
Your Back-To-School Purchases Can Do More
The ME to We Foundation is an initiative from Walgreens and various name brand partners. Their mission is to collect a percentage of back-to-school products sold through their stores to give back to those in need in other countries. Through their donation, more children have access to education, parents have opportunities for job development, and families can get clean water, health care, vitamins, food, and more.
What I think is so amazing about this program is the social consciousness it develops, both for me (in choosing what we purchase) and my kids. My oldest goes to Pre-Kindergarten this fall, and let me tell you, the supply list is long.
I can get self-absorbed with it all, wanting to pick out the best products for my guy, and forget so many people are still in need of basic supplies just to learn numbers and letters.
Not only that, but my son can have as much or as little idea about people in need as I talk to him about. This program provides such an amazing opportunity to share with him the good that his school supplies will do worldwide.
And he can see it firsthand. Products that are part of the initiative come with codes. You can enter these codes at the ME to WE website to see just what kind of good your purchase is doing. It’s not theoretical – it’s really touching and impacting lives.
I know school has started for many. But you may still have some shopping to do. And you know that you’ll probably have to run out to the store a few more times after school starts to get missing items.
I so recommend the products from Walgreens ME to WE collection. They are doing good, and they actually look good too. They have positive messages, like reaching goals and going after dreams. And they come in on-trend colors and designs.
Thank you to Walgreens for doing so much good, and for teaming up to spread the news about this program!