Wednesday morning Princess Nagger goes back to school.  Where did the summer go?  Apparently I blinked.

The past few weeks leading up to the big day this Wednesday has been rife with attempting to adjust the sleep schedule, picking up the necessities like new backpack, lunchbox, shoes and clothes.  While lots of people have ‘school supplies’ on their list, we won’t be getting our list until she comes home on her first day. 

Which is kind of a bummer, because by then the stores will have replaced all the Back to School items with Halloween and Thanksgiving items, which makes looking for specific school supplies like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Luckily (depending on how you look at it) the school provides a majority of school supplies to the students since we’re basically paying for them by way of our exorbitant annual school taxes.  It should be a short list, however, so I’m hoping those items haven’t already been replaced by ghosts, goblins and turkeys.

While I consider myself lucky that I have the ability and the means to pick up whatever I need for the Princess Nagger, there are many families out there who struggle to put food on the table, let alone have anything extra to buy school supplies for their kids.  Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Disney have partnered to launch the Tools for Back to School initiative. Through the initiative, you can help others who can’t afford school supplies.

It’s easy – just visit the site and take the quiz, which asks different questions about the Boys and Girls Club of America. If you get five answers right, they’ll donate supplies to help children in need – isn’t that cool?  And you don’t have to worry if you miss a question, they give you several chances to get it right. The quiz only takes about a couple of minutes to complete (even less if you’re a smartypants), and you’ll be helping a child have a shot at a more successful future.  Just by answering a few easy questions.

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) has provided kids with a safe haven and fun, highly engaging activities to help them develop the creativity and confidence necessary to succeed in school. Through programs geared towards education, leadership development, arts and fitness, BGCA helps young people reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Each month, jcpenney is teaming up with causes to help make a difference in our communities. Join jcp cares by rounding up at the register this August to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H, programs that inspire and empower kids across the country.



I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Boys and Girls Club. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.  All opinions are mine and not influenced by outside sources.  See my Disclosure Policy here.


  1. I clicked and earned supplies! I know I blinked too, apparently. Can NOT believe my son goes back this Wednesday as well. Thanks for letting me know about this. I’ll tweet it forward. Have a good day on Wed!
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