Back To School Cool… That Gives Back

schoolOne of my favorite times of year is back to school… Why, because it’s marks the beginning of fall (at least in theory if not in temperature here in Texas) and fall is my favorite season! Plus there’s back to school shopping… ahh… I still get all giddy thinking of fresh pencils and notebooks and folders! I know there’s a lot to-do for back to school and most of my mom friends are getting their little ones ready for Kindergarten (eeep… such a big step), so I wanted to share some of my favorite shops with back to school goodies that are not only cool, chic and fun, but also giveback! 

YOOBI

Has everything you need for back to school cool, from pencils, pens, backpacks, lunch kits, notebooks, folders and more. Yoobi, pronounced “you-be,” means “one for you, one for me.” For every Yoobi item you purchase, a Yoobi item will be donated to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S. It’s that simple! And since 2014 they have impacted the lives of over 2 million children!

STATE

Has some incredible backpacks, lunch bags and mini bags for kids from pre-k on up AND for men and women! For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack – packed with essential tools for success – to an American child in need; but their commitment goes beyond simply a material donation. Their #WhatDoWeTellTheKids projects aim to shed light and share stories around social injustices and marginalized populations across the US.

DOT Products

Has pencils, pencil cases, planners and handprinted journals that are each a part of a collaboration with an artist! Each product sold funds half a day of school in Central America and East Africa.

SoYoung

Has super fun and chic back packs, lunch kits, cooler bags and even diaper bags! This T-Rex Toddler lunch kit was given to us when our little guy turned 2, he’s now 5. So 3 years later this bag has held up and is still one of our favs! Plus, SoYoung donates 1% of its online sales to programs that support women’s empowerment in Irkaat, Kenya, through www.we.org.

Bixbee

Has some super duper cute back packs! Y’all I just recently found this small business and immediately fell in love (and secretly I’m trying to see if I can get them in one of our boxes)! I just love the whimsy and creativity of their back packs and lunch boxes and they even have some super cool duffel bags, which would be great for sports or sleep overs! And they donate a back pack and school supplies to children in need worldwide. Their “One Here. One There.” social mission allows them to collaborate with local and far-reaching non-profits that provide children in need access to education.

Denik

Has some really chic and beautiful spiral notebooks and journals. These may be great for older kids (and parents). Plus I really love their mission, they gather artists from across the globe and put their work on journals, notebooks, and sketchbooks. Then, with every product sold, a portion of the proceeds goes directly to building schools and to support the artist that designed it.  I mean how cool is that, support artist and build schools!schoolCan I say this is my favorite kind of #momwin… awesome back to school goodies, giving back, and you don’t even have to get out of pjs! Have fun shopping …and if there are tears involved, when the first day of school rolls around just know, you won’t be alone!

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