Back-to-School Prep & A Plea for Help



Tonight Jack got glasses! I love them and I think he does too (which is the most important part). He tried on what seemed like a million pair and ended up with the very first pair he tried on. Always the way, right?

They took "about an hour" to be made, so we had a little downtime in the mall. We had dinner and (since Stride Rite was empty) had the kids feet measured. Turns out all three of the kids are currently wearing shoes that are too small for them (Jack by one size & the girls by two sizes). Good to know for our back-to-school preparations for sure!

We actually finished up our school supply purchases last week, but I've still been keeping an eye out for great sales for our annual school supply drive. I know many of you are out shopping these days too and I hope that you might find it in your heart to buy a few extra things for the kids in Guatemala. They desperately need our help (this year more than ever due to natural disasters and food shortages) and every donation helps a TON!

We are collecting new:
Pens (blue, black, red)
Pencils
Colored pencils (12 pack)
Erasers
Pencil Sharpeners
Watercolors

And also collecting new or gently used:
Scissors
Rulers
Protractors
Compasses
Calculators

I will collect donations of supplies or cash through the end of September, but as I said before, there are great deals out there right now! I did the shopping for a friend this past week (thank you A!) and with $50 I was able to purchase: 40 blue pens, 60 black pens, 20 watercolor sets, 10 colored pencil sets, 240 pencils, and 20 rulers! Crazy right?

Please consider donating if you are able! We can do great things for these kids if we work together. Thank you!!!


{image courtesy of Common Hope}
Jackie G said...

Jack looks so cute in his glasses!! just in time for back to school!!

southern daze said...

Love Jack in his glasses!

Heading to the post office shortly to drop off a few school supplies for your drive :-) Hope they help!

Milwaukee Cupcake Queen said...

LOVE the glasses! So cute! So handsome! So mature!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

what a cutie pie he is!! looking all intelligent and such! ;)

i have a stack of things to give you! also, the girls are donating their lemonade stand profits to this program too! ;)

trisha borkowski-dekutowski said...

i agree w/tracie... what a cutie!! it seems your little ones are totally ready for school now with having the right sized shoes :) who'd a thunk.

LobotoME said...

hi heather - will you email me your mailing address so i can send you some stuff?! info at lobotome . com

cheers,
jenny :)

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