In celebration of (or perhaps in dreading) Back to School, the team at Splash Creative Media is launching “Fill the Backpack”, a collaborative effort to share the fantastic brands and causes that help parents and kids get ready for school. This is our second year we’re doing it, and it’s even bigger and better than before!
To kick off this month of post, tweets, and of course, inspirations around Back to School, we are giving away an overstuffed Lands’ End backpack filled with goodies from companies like Eventbrite, Leapfrog, Mabels Labels, HP, and much more with a retail value of over $750!
Here’s how it works. Starting today, we are launching giveaways on ALL 8 blogs. (This means 8 chances to win!). All month long you can enter, chat with us about back to school topics, and learn about our awesome sponsors.
You could also join us for our twitter party on Tuesday, September 6th at 9pm EST for even more chances to win!
Fill the Backpack benefits Communities in Schools
This isn’t just an ordinary giveaway though. It’s also a way for Splash Creative Media to give back. 10% of our net profits are going to our nonprofit beneficiary, Communities in Schools. This is a wonderful organization that surrounds students with a “community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.”
A donation to Communities In Schools is an investment in the future of our country. For approximately $200 per child per year, we are able to keep 97 percent of the young people we serve in school and on track to graduation.
Fill the Backpack Giveaway includes:
Leapfrog: LeapFrog’s Leapster Explorer ($69.99) provides handheld learning experiences in a portable device designed for ages 4-9. It serves as a mobile hub for downloadable Learning Apps that include eBooks, video, games, and flash cards that auto adjust during game play according to a child’s needs and skills and works with LeapFrog cartridges (prices vary).
Sleep Innovations: Help your kids get proper rest, so they can study better Sleep Innovations REMedy Study Bundle set, twin XL, contains a 1 1/2 inch twin XL-size gel memory foam topper and gel memory foam pillow in a reusable zippered canvas bag. ($80)
HP: With the HP Photosmart e-All-in-One Printer your student can use ePrint technology which gives them the ability to set up a customizable ePrint address, allowing the sender to receive documents, email or photos from any smartphone or laptop, the same way they would send an email message. ($99.99)
Mabels Labels: Labeling all the kids lunchboxes, water bottles, clothes and more is easy (and fun!) with Mabel’s Labels ultimate back to school combo pack ($39) and a set of adorable bag tags ($21).
ChicaLogic: ChicaLogic is a company that creates software for women, by women to keep your PC running smoothly. ChicaPC Shield ($29.95) and ChicaPC Fix ($29.95) work to scan your PC to find and remove threats caused by malware invasions and errors caused by regular use.
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac ($150) or Microsoft Office 2010 for PC ($149.95) are packed with features that help you tackle every assignment, and work together on group projects-from almost anywhere.
California Innovations: California Innovations eco-friendly lunchboxes are offered in a variety of colors, sizes, and even with your children’s favorite Disney characters, making them a great alternative to paper bags.
Carolina Pad: Carolina Pad offers a fun back to school package featuring exceptional quality and design. You can find everything from binders to notebooks, planners to folders for back to school in their online store or at retailers nationwide. (prices vary)
Scholastic: Literacy is the cornerstone of a child’s growth, and for nearly 90 years Scholastic has created quality products and services that educate, entertain and motivate children and are designed to help enlarge their understanding of the world around them.(prices vary)
P&G: P&G offers an Back to School box filled with tons of great products to help you and your family get back to school. Even better you can help kids stay in school by purchasing products using P&G’s brandSAVER. (prices vary)
Johnson’s & Johnson’s: A back to school gift pack including Johnson’s products including detangler (no more tears over hair brushing), hand and face wipes (perfect for classroom cleanup), and baby powder (for everything from the locker room to your shoes). For all those playground scrapes, and bumps they’ve also included Neosporin, and Mickey Mouse Band Aids.“They work better together.” (approx value $20)
And to think… one lucky winner will get to have it all!
TO ENTER: Leave a comment about how YOU plan to get involved with your local school this year.
DEADLINE: Drawing held at 11:59 pm PST on Thursday, September 15th. Please see fine print below for more rules.
For extra entries you must complete the above comment and do any or all of the following:
Share the Fill the Backpack giveaway on twitter using #Backpack11. Tweet once per day and leave a comment for every tweet. (1 entry)
Here is an example of a tweet you can use, but feel free to improvise:
Win a backpack stuffed w/ Back to School goodies valued $750+ from @graceduffy. Enter to win here: http://ow.ly/645um #backpack11
Subscribe to my RSS feed (1 entry)
Leave a comment on every “Fill the Backpack 11″ post shared on Formerly Gracie. (1 entry per comment)
For an extra 5 entries, write an original blog post about the Fill the Backpack campaign, Communities in Schools, or a back to school topic and include the following:
Enter on all the Splash sites!
Visit the sites of the Splash Creative Media team to learn about the other companies who have generously donated items for our Fill the Backpack giveaway. The Fill the Backpack team consists of:
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Splash Creative Media as part of the Fill the Backpack Campaign. I am also a brand ambassador for ChicaLogic and Mabel’s Labels. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are those of my own.
Fine print: One winner will be randomly selected by Random.org on Thursday, September 15th and contacted via email or Twitter. If winner comment does not meet the aforementioned criteria by containing the necessary contact information, another winner will be selected. Winner must provide name and US mailing address for direct shipment of products within 24 hours of being contacted or an alternate winner will be selected. Grace Duffy, Splash Creative Media, and Fill the Backpace sponsors are not responsible for items lost or delayed in shipping.