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Back-to-school deals that help your wallet and give back to education initiatives

Rachel Sacks is a writer and editor in San Francisco, CA, where she also works to find deals and coupons for Goodshop as a content curator. Rachel writes about culture, music, health and other lifestyle topics. When she's not looking for...

Give back to your schools and stock up on last minute back-to-school supplies

A new month and new school year have begun. After school activities are picking up again, schedules are being finalized and many of us are still adjusting to waking up to an earlier alarm clock. Everyone’s suddenly busy again so it’s understandable if you realize you sent your kid to school without their notebook or their backpack has about a hundred holes.

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So just in case you forgot a few school supplies or still need to buy some, here are some great deals still going on. The best part? All of these companies support initiatives that help schools around the country with everything from after school programs and supplies, to general funding.

Office Depot and OfficeMax

More than just a place for office supplies, Office Depot and OfficeMax are also great places for school supplies. Selling everything from pens and pencils, to backpacks and printers, kids of every age, from kindergarten to college, have the tools they need.

The Office Depot Foundation makes sure every kid has the tools they need to succeed, both in school and life. Their National Backpack Program has provided backpacks with school supplies to over 4 million kids across the country. The Dream Up Career Exploration program allows middle schoolers the opportunity to look further into career interests. Their A Day Made Better program recognizes and supports teacher commitment to making a difference.

You can support all of Office Depot’s charitable efforts by visiting their Coupons for Good page or help give a child school supplies when buying your own by using Goodshop coupons.

Target

A one stop shop for everything from backpacks to writing utensils, and everything in between, Target has become a back-to-school destination. Not only does the mega retail store provide your child with school supplies, they work to provide schools and children across the country with supplies and funding.

The company reached its goal of donating $1 billion to schools in the form of books, food, field trips. Through programs such as Meals for Minds, Take Charge of Education, and the Target International Giving Program, the company continually supports programs and activities that benefit education at all levels. Learn more about Target’s efforts when you visit the Target Coupons for Good Facebook and save money by checking out deals from Goodshop.

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Schoola

Looking for a unique way to donate to schools? Or maybe you’re looking to get rid of old clothes that can benefit others? Schoola is the answer to both of these problems. Parents can donate gently used clothing which can then be bought online at discounted prices, and a portion of your proceeds support the arts, physical education and more programs (you can save even more money by using these coupons and deals.) Visit the Schoola Coupons for Good page for more information on the programs they contribute to, and more resources on donating to schools.

McGraw-Hill Education

Providing educational resources and services to pre-kindergarten all the way through post-graduate studies, McGraw-Hill Education looks to unlock the full potential and support every learner.

Striving to create a brighter future for both learners and educators around the world, the company commits their time and resources to initiatives such as the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, which recognizes individuals dedicated to improving education; the Helping Hands programs, where employees can donate to any educational institutions; and the Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge, a scholarship that asks high school students to write a children’s book that deals with tolerance and diversity.

Keep up with the latest initiatives and causes McGraw-Hill supports by checking out their Facebook page or donate four percent using McGraw-Hill coupons from Goodshop.

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