Help Your Local School Have an A+ Year

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Photo Credit: The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Remember Trapper Keepers? How about glue sticks and mechanical pencils? Although the buying of back to school supplies means the end to lazy summer days of sleeping in and "hanging out" I remember enjoying shopping for supplies. I loved picking out new folders, eraser tops, notepads and even the dreaded protractor and compass. (I'm admitting after 18 years I never used my math tools!)

But many families won't be able to enjoy an afternoon of "Back to School" shopping due to budget restraints and other monetary reasons.

Earlier this summer, Create The Good launched the Equipped to Learn Campaign, dedicated to providing children with much needed school supplies for the upcoming school year. We've revamped the site, and now you can get a list of the Top Ten supplies schools need, contribute to a school supply drive in your area, start a drive, or make an online donation.

When you were growing up, what do you remember most about purchasing school supplies?

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