Today’s blog post comes from Kelly Whalen, author of The Centsible Life, a blog designed to help you live the life of your dreams on a budget. You can often find her on Twitter and Facebook talking money and motherhood.
Earlier this summer my business partner, Julie Meyers Pron, and I were introduced to the amazing work Communities In Schools does throughout the country when we attended the GIVE Education press conference hosted by P&G, Communities In Schools, and with Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend. While the event was great (as was John’s singing-you can view the video here), getting the opportunity, with a small group of other bloggers, to have an intimate Q&A with John Legend, as well as P&G U.S. Marketing Manager Jim Leish and Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali, was truly enlightening and inspiring.
As bloggers one of the great things we can do is bring a voice to causes we truly care about, and with the new school year on the horizon I knew there couldn’t be a better fit than working with Communities In Schools.
The passion all three men have for helping children succeed in school and in life inspired myself and my colleagues at Splash Creative Media to feature Communities In Schools as part of the back-to-school event we are hosting. I work with seven other wonderful bloggers (each with their own areas of expertise) who came together to create sponsored campaigns on our blogs about topics we are passionate about. Each campaign we do benefits a wonderful nonprofit organization, generally centered on families, mothers or kids. For this year’s campaign, Fill the Backpack, we are donating 10 percent of our net profits to Communities In Schools to help raise awareness and funding for this outstanding organization. Fill the Backpack will be running from August 15 through September 15.Each blogger is posting weekly with topics, and some info from our great sponsors, and we are all hosting some great product giveaways to give back to our readers. For more info on our campaign and to learn how you can get involved, please visit fillthebackpack.com or follow along on Twitter @fillthebackpack.
You can also learn more from any of our fantastic participating bloggers: