I love to give back, meaning I love to support my community in as many ways as I can. Back to school is one of the times where our community relies on donations. The YMCA, our local foodbank, and local grocery stores all do backpack drives. In these drives they request back packs full of school supplies and I’m happy to be working with Disney to support one of these local donation spots. I believe we’ll be taking ours to the YMCA. Plus, I have to mention how Disney feels about Back to School as the Perfect time to give back.
Back to School Is the Perfect Time to Give Back
Disney Store is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national supply drive, "Tools for Back-to-School." From August 1 – Sept 3, customers are invited to donate school supplies to help support Clubs and youth in local communities, giving them supplies needed to succeed in school and beyond. For more information, please visit www.greatfutures.org/backtoschool.
We received two backpacks and two lunch bags from Disney and I kept them in the box, they are two very popular characters with Zoe and Miles and I don’t want to torture them when I tell them that we’re donating them. Really, my children do have big hearts, and I did buy them new backpacks this year but I didn’t get them character backpacks, so I have a feeling they are going to want to trade, and I supposed that would be ok, but I made a commitment with Disney saying that I’m donated whatever they sent and they sent more than I expected. so, yeah!
More on the Disney Consumer Products for back to school:
Boys can look cool with Jake and the Never Land Pirates tee shirts and rolling backpack. Always ready for adventure on the high seas, this spacious 12" rolling mini backpack with large graphics of Jake along with Hook and Skully is perfect for preschoolers. With Disney’s Planes footwear, boys will be ready to take flight: featuring lovable characters from the movie, the footwear is available in a variety of styles in sizes 5-15. Boys can also sport a variety of Disney’s Planes backpacks featuring Dusty and cool graphics. At Disney Store, older boys will find Spider-Man tees, supply kits, backpacks and lunch totes which are the perfect way to show off their Super Hero style.
A wide range of new Disney books can help kids prepare for going back to school, including You’re Wearing THAT to School!?!, The Classroom: Student Council Smackdown and Oh My Godmother: The Glitter Trap. Kids can get back in learning mode and have fun too with new apps such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Paint and Play and Sofia the First: Story Theater.
Back to the Beach (and Classroom) With Teen Beach Movie Products
Tweens can take their summer beach memories back to school with Disney’s Teen Beach Movie-inspired fashions, accessories, backpacks and lunch totes in biker or surfer styles just like in the movie. At retailers such as Target, Walmart and Toys "R" Us, products embodying the fresh energy of the new Teen Beach Movie on Disney Channel are perfect for tweens who don’t want the summer fun to end.
From Super Heroes to Villains and a Stylish Mouse & Mermaid, Disney Sets the Trends for Teens & Young Adults
Young fashionistas will find Forever 21’s new Marvel Comic Trend Shop apparel packs a punch of style. Debuting just in time for the back-to-school shopping season, Forever 21’s line features funky clothes inspired by characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor, Hulk and full groups of Marvel Heroes. The trendsetting teen will truly make a statement in the Vault by Vans x OG Classics Disney Collection and Vans x Marvel Collection.
Both lines offer a timeless collection of Vans styles inspired by vintage Mickey Mouse, and amazing new Spider-Man patterns. Teens can also get decked out in styles featuring their favorite mermaid, Ariel, in a trendy and fun Ariel t-shirt and tank collection from Hot Topic inspired by Ariel’s bold and determined personality. Additionally, the Melissa Ultragirl Minnie Flats available at Nordstrom and Saks.com are fashionable jelly shoes that will have any girl stepping in style across campus
We’re very thankful for the samples we received to donate.