So I went into my local Target the other day to browse around and saw a big display of paper notebooks and folders on clearance! All of the items were 70% off, ranging from $0.15-$1.50, depending on which brand and how many pages or subjects the notebook has. When seeing the display, it reminded me of the sleep train radio commercials about donating school supplies to foster kids. Usually organizations ask for donations of school supplies in July and August, but they accept donations year round. So I decided to buy $2 worth of the $0.15 notebooks to donate, which is 13 notebooks.
If volunteering for a cause isn’t an option, there is always donating items that are in need. For just $2, you’re supplying 13 students with notebooks! With all these school supplies on clearance, we should take advantage to help our community of young children. I have heard that at other Targets, they have other school supplies, such as pencils or binders on clearance as well.
If you’re looking for a place to donate, I went on the Sleep Train website to see if they were still taking donations and it looks like they’re only taking monetary donations, but call your local Sleep Train to double check! Another local organization I found is Family Giving Tree. They have a somewhat Santa’s workshop type system, where they receive wishlist from low-income children in need of school supplies and they fulfill their wishlist, which is pretty cool and I’m hoping that they contact me so I can volunteer!
Anyway, my point is, help donate! If you don’t donate because of the high cost of items, then look into sale or clearance items! Anything helps! Providing these children with generosity will give them a sense of gratefulness for other people’s help and in turn will teach them to be generous and helpful to others and we’ll be giving the world a new generation of helpful humans. It may seem little, but every little action has a cause and effect and helping out will give a positive outcome.