Donating Back to School Supplies to local Domestic Violence Intervention Center #BagItForward #Champion4Kids #CBias

Kindness is a re-occuring theme I want to instill in my three boys.

We are always trying to find a new way to give back whether it be to spend time cleaning up a local park or donating to those less fortunate. Recently my family had the wonderful experience of participating in Champions for Kids Simple Service Project by providing people in need with school supplies.

To see more about Champions for Kids and our Elmer’s Bag It Forward Shop click here

Looking around sadly it isn’t that hard to find others who need our help so deciding isn’t the easiest task. We try on a regular basis to provide needed supplies to our schools. During a recent twitter party, Champions for Kids brought to my attention that

But there’s always more you can do so find a cause that inspires you to do more whether it’s with a local family, a church, homeless shelter, school, or in our cause the local Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. and find a way to help!

About DVIS

Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. (DVIS)/Call Rape, a Tulsa Area United Way agency, is the only nonprofit agency in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the surrounding communities to provide comprehensive intervention and prevention services to men, women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The DVIS/Call Rape mission is to rebuild lives affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, shelter, counseling, and education.

{courtesy of DVIS on Facebook}

  • We advocate to protect: Last year we provided advocacy for 432 sexual assault victims; 4,970 people seeking protective orders; and 34,613 crisis line calls.
  • We shelter to provide safety: Last year we sheltered 591 women and children at our emergency shelter and 35women and children at our transitional living facility.
  • We counsel to promote healing: Last year we counseled 1,604 adult and 376child survivors of domestic violence; 1,059perpetrators of domestic violence; and 329victims of sexual assault.
  • We educate to change attitudes: Last year we provided education  to 10,248adults and teens.

I don’t think that donating has to be about how much you spend, but how far can you stretch that money to make the most out of what you have to give!
We turned less than $40 into 800 loose sheets of paper, 384 crayons, 100 pencils, 50 pencil top erasers, 40 markers,
8 glue sticks, 4 glue bottles, 4 spiral notebooks, 4 pencil boxes, 4 paint sets, 3 pink erasers, & 2 scissors.

To learn more Champions for Kids and Elmer’s Bag it Forward, visit:

Please note: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Champions for Kids #CBias #SocialFabric

Comments

  1. says

    I still call it shameful that we allow our teachers – who are mothers, caretakers, family supporters – to spend any amount to support their own classroom curricula.
    However without their personal passion and unconditional sacrifices they make, like these extra spending, our kids wouldn’t be better off.
    Thank you for such Back-to-School public and private campaigns that allow kids and teachers as well to be a bit happier.

  2. says

    School supplies is much needed and I’m glad there are people out there that are donating them. I’ll do the same when my son starts school.

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  1. […] Natalie from Great Contradictions donated to a local Domestic Violence Intervention Center. “We turned less than $40 into 800 loose sheets of paper, 384 crayons, 100 pencils, 50 pencil top erasers, 40 markers, 8 glue sticks, 4 glue bottles, 4 spiral notebooks, 4 pencil boxes, 4 paint sets, 3 pink erasers, & 2 scissors.” See Natalie’s story here. […]

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