School starts in exactly 3 weeks for my 5 kids! Believe it or not, they’re really excited for the new year to begin because this year they won’t be the new kids. Last year was an adjustment for everyone because we moved to a new town over the summer and my kids didn’t know anyone! Truly – they headed to school on the first day knowing maybe 1 or 2 kids in their entire grade of 250+! It was daunting for me, so I can’t even imagine what it was really like for them. I will say, they rolled with it like champs and really did have a stellar year and made tons of friends. But this year… this year is different!
They’re excited! They’re ready! They’re thrilled to begin!
I’ve partnered with Staples again this back to school season to showcase and feature the amazing products, the amazing things and the amazing prices that they offer! Staples is (literally) my go-to destination for everything back to school.
As you can imagine with 5 kids the supply lists are long! Each one of my son’s has about 20 things on their list that are required for back to school. I love Staples because their prices really are unbeatable and I appreciate that they always have everything that we need in stock. I can’t thank them enough for making sure everyone has everything they need to kick off a successful school year! It all starts with getting ready and Staples sure does that for us every single year!
That being said… I’m thrilled to share that Staples has an exciting in-store event coming up on Friday, August 10th in Brighton, MA from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with former Boston Celtics Player, Paul Pierce! Paul will be onsite at Staples to help Boston locals with back to school supply shopping as a part of the Staples for Students program. I’m telling you, this is what I love about Staples! As much as Staples helps families like mine prep for back to school time, they also do something extra-extra special for teachers and students, too. Staples is a longtime supporter of education, and they continue to be an invaluable resource for schools, teachers, students and parents.
Additionally, Staples is partnering with DonorsChoose.org for the 5th year in a row. The mission behind DonorsChoose.org is simple… “We make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.” Every student deserves a chance. Every student deserves the best tools and resources. Every student deserves to be the best version they can be of themselves while in school. I just love this so much, it really rings true to me as a mom and as a daughter of 2 teachers who gave 110% of their students in and out of school.
If you’re planning on attending the event at Staples, which I hope you do, you will have the opportunity to shop new in-store only product collections, participate in a backpack fitting, and walk the “red carpet” to show off your new school essentials and gear. You will also have the opportunity to have your back to school Staples purchases signed by Paul Pierce.
I have a feeling you’re going to see me there with my 4 sons!
Additionally – big bonus – shoppers who make an in-store purchase of $25 or more will be eligible to enter the Staples for Students scholarship sweepstakes for a chance to win one of five prizes to cover education expenses: a $50,000 grand prize or one of four $25,000 first place prizes.
Love, love, love to see you Friday, August 10th!! Good times, good shopping and good things happening to kick off the start to back to school!
Disclosure: Sponsored Partnership with Staples. All opinions are 100% my own.