School supplies can change the world
We are lucky to live in a country where education is accessible to everyone, however not every child is as fortunate. But if Me to We, ACCO Brands (Hilroy, Zwipes, Five Star) and Staples have anything to say about it, their partnership is proof that school supplies can change the world – even if it’s one binder at a time.
The exclusive line of Me to We back-to-school supplies, a first in Canada, is calling upon students and parents to make a difference with their back-to-school purchases and help thousands of children in Latin America, Africa and Asia receive access to education.
By purchasing any of the 16 eco-friendly Me to We items such as backpacks, lunch bags, tablet sleeves, water bottles, pencils and notebooks, Me to We, through the Kielburger brothers’ Free the Children program, will donate a life-changing gift directly to a child or family in need.
Track your impact
This one of a kind initiative allows consumers to track their impact by way of a unique eight-digit code on Me to We school items. When the code is entered on TrackYourImpact.com, consumers will see where their gift was delivered. With each purchase of Me to We school products, a tangible gift is given:
- Backpack, pencil case = school supplies for one year
- Water bottle = clean drinking water for one person for one year
- Lunch bag = healthy meals for a child for one month
- Binder = tree to plant
- Notebook = seeds to plant
- Pencils = $2 donation
My daughter bought the zipper binder for school and she learned that she gave the gift of clean drinking water for one year to a child in India. Her purchase supports Free the Children’s water projects in developing countries, including hand-pump systems, wells, water-catchment systems and new or improved piping systems. For a 13-year-old to see directly how she made an impact was very powerful.
Me to We school supplies are designed for today’s tweens, with inspirational scripts and fun, vibrant colour streams. Items can be purchased at Staples stores across Canada or online. Prices range from $1.50 to $29.96 CAD.
Me to We Back-to-School Giveaway
Go back-to-school in style with Me to We school supplies that stands for a worthy social cause! We’re giving away a Me to We prize pack worth $100 consisting of the following eco-friendly items (prize may not be exactly as shown):
- 1 Backpack
- 1 Zipper Binder
- 1 Pencil Pouch
- 1 Notebook
- 3 Pocket & Prong Portfolios
- 1 Pencil
- 1 Sticky Notes
- 1 Water Bottle
- 1 Lunch Bag
The giveaway is open to Canadian residents 18+ only, excluding Quebec. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. The winner will be required to answer a skill-testing question and have 48 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
Giveaway starts August 7, 2014 at 12:01 EST and ends August 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.