As parents gear up to do the much anticipated yearly “back to school shopping”, it is a perfect time for everyone to give a helping hand to families in need. Donate last years shoes, back packs, lunch boxes, snow-pants, etc … to your local elementary. Most schools have families in need, and your donations could help gear those children for the school year. Keep in mind as well, many retailers like office max give you significant savings if you buy more than one of the same product. For example, 3 Crayola 24-crayon packs (buy 2 get 1 free). Grab two for yourself, and throw the free one in with your donation! If your local elementary is not accepting donations, check with the salvation army, local shelters, or your city-hall.