Today and tomorrow are Tax Free days here in Arkansas! You can purchase school supplies, clothes, and shoes under $100 completely tax free! Chances are many of you will be hitting the malls and department stores today to stock up on everything you or your kids need for the upcoming school year and fall season. I hope you will consider using this time to give back a little to the community to which you belong.
While you are out shopping today, Arkansas Women Bloggers wants to encourage you to give back by picking up a few school supplies to donate to a school, teacher or child in need. Stores like Walmart and Target are already running sales on items like notebooks, crayons, pencils and so on in addition to the fact that you will not have to pay taxes!
If you are planning to attend AWBU we want to encourage you to buy supplies and bring them with you to the conference. We plan to collect items and donate them to children in need in the Mountain View area, one of the poorest counties in our state.
If you will not be attending AWBU (there is still time to register), we want to encourage you to take your supplies to a local school or church to be given to a child in need.
There need not be a lot of fanfare. Feel free to include a note with your donation if you wish but sometimes quiet giving can be even more beneficial when you expect absolutely nothing in return.
If you decide to donate something, please snap a picture of your loot and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and list the city where you donated your items. I plan to put together a special post regarding the donations sometime after the conference.