Category Archives : Back to School

Teaching my son to pay it forward



I have received compensation to purchase some the items, but I’m not being compensated to share my experience and all opinions are my own.

BTS Payitforward event sent us the greatest opportunity of all, get my son involved in sharing supplies and a backpack with a child in need! I jumped at the chance to shop for items together and fill the backpack with things we chose as well as finding a local charity to donate it!

Our Sponsor Campus Book Rentals, provided an amount which covered some of the items and we ensured the backpack and items would meet most needs of a child my son’s age, in 5th grade.

We shopped at local stores, looking for deals at Staples, Walmart and Dollar Days, we bought the backpack at Wallmart!

My son spent 20min choosing the items, as if they were for him! He carefully selected styles and colors and said, this is good, no don’t buy that, carefully selecting items!

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We arrived home and the items filled my office floor, my son helped pack the backpack which was donated the following day at the Kingdom Chamber to Good Seeds a Non Profit Organization which benefits Latin families in Camden, NJ .

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We wanted to thank Book Campus Rentals for providing incentive for families like mine to take the time and effort to payitforward! 


Campus Book Rentals is a company that offers students up to 90% off their textbooks! It not only allows students to save money, it helps students make money by providing services for students to rent out their textbooks to other students. Campus Book Rentals has been around since 2007, and continues to help students live a more affordable life. Campus Book Rentals is proud to sponsor such an amazing pay it forward event!

Sharing Healthy Snacks For Kids



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This project is very dear to my heart because I have been searching for months for an opportunity for my son to volunteer and serve the community, understanding the importance of sharing while knowing other families have needs that are not met and we can help by doing our part! I work with children and witness on a daily basis, families which look for our classes but unfortunately are not able to afford it, while I have not put in place a program for families in need, I saw the opportunity to join the Dole Champions for Kids Campaign, as my first step towards making a difference in my community! We chose Angels of God Clothing Closet, a local non profit which assists children in need, to receive the healthy snacks for kids! Also because it was founded and it is partially run by a teenager who wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, I thought it would be a great example for my son and other families which came in contact with the organization through our campaign!

We went to Walmart immediately to purchase Dole Fruit Bowls and Dole Squish’ems ! My son was very excited to help me find the items, which were displayed  in different areas in the store, he also helped place the items in the car and proudly carried them from the car home! This campaign was his job!

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He personally wrote a letter, asking for donations and dropped off around the neighborhood!

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Next we used:

  • My Constant Contact email list for EasyLearn Languages Families
  • My personal email list of friends
  • Dropped off 50 Letters, asking neighbors for donations
  • Facebook event to help people find the information easily in SM:
  • Picture to share on other social media channels, such as : Twitter and Instagram

After sharing our campaign and asking for donations of healthy snacks, I sat in my office and contemplated all those delicious and nutritious items, which soon would be donated to children who wouldn’t otherwise have access to them! Sadness became happiness to see so many healthy options!

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We scheduled to drop off the items and my son was very happy to have delivered all the items to Angels of God Clothing Closet! They were thrilled to receive such great snacks and share with the children in their network!

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If you would  like to check Champions and Dole on Facebook and support their efforts:

I wanted to share that it was an amazing experience for both of us, such a great experience that my son and I are already looking for another project to get involved in. If you are interested in something like this, check out: Champions For Kids projects


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Back To School With Kleenex


This sponsored post was written by me in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Kleenex, however all opinions are my own.

Back to School is a time to look for deals, to check out the newest styles, find the supplies that my son will think are cool! He’s growing and we now make it a fun time and shop together! He gets to choose his colors and some of the supplies like backpack, lunch bag and pencil box. The picture below reflects some of his choices!

Keeping that in mind, this past week, I went online and checked most stores to find deals and styles that matched my son’s idea of cool supplies! He attends a Private  School, so he wears a uniform and dress shoes – no need to worry about clothing. The parents are required to donate some classroom supplies and I’m happy to be able to contribute to it!

After online “Shop-hopping”, I wanted to share some of our favorites, which pretty much have been a part of his must have list:

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With seasonal colds and my son’s allergies, the Kleenex Pocket Tissues have been on the top of our list. My son brings them in his backpack every day! I also purchased 10 boxes of Kleenex Tissues to donate to his classroom. Kleenex Everyday Tissue with Sneeze Shield is definitely a must-have in the classroom!

One more reason to include Kleenex on our list is that I found out Kleenex is supporting the Back to School Season! Kleenex brand, America’s softest tissue, promotes healthy kids and continues its tradition of leadership through innovation.

This year, Kleenex brand and Box Tops for Education are working together to share tips for the Back to School season. Each Box Tops coupon – found on more than 240 participating products – is worth 10 cents for your school, making Box Tops an easy way for your school to earn money for the things they need, like Kleenex Everyday Tissue with Sneeze Shield!

To date, the Kleenex brand has donated $13 million to Box Tops for Education! Isn’t that amazing?

I’ve shared my top items and I would love to know what is on your Back to School List? Share your list and tell us why Kleenex Brands should be included in the classroom.