Ways to Make an Impact With Your Back-to-School Shopping

Did you know that back-to-school shopping can actually make a positive impact in your community and beyond? When you are gearing up for the school year, there are some tips to ensure that your shopping is impactful and also a conscience exercise to do with your child.

One of the best ways to make an impact with your shopping, is to focus on eco-friendly back-to-school shopping.

  • Reuse: Just because it’s a new school year, doesn’t mean you need all new pens, pencils, binders, and other supplies. Go through your supplies and see what you can recycle and use for another year.
  • Swap: Make an activity out of it and do a back-to-school swap with you friends. Maybe one of your friends or teammates have a backpack you’ve been wanting and you can make a fun swap!
  • Reduce: One of the best ways to make a positive impact on the environment is to make use of what you already have.

Another way to support your local community is to shop at mom and pops stores and at small businesses. Putting your dollars towards local small businesses is a great way to help your neighbors!

Think about organizing a back-to-school drive! School starting up again can add extra stress financially families. Many parents are worried about getting their kids the right supplies and supporting their academic journey when money is tight. One way to give back to your community, and provide resources for families who aren’t so fortunate to run to Staples and get every color folder imaginable, it to hold a local drive or fundraiser.

 Find an organization to donate to supplies to if running a fundraiser or drive is too difficult. There are several organizations in every state that have ways to donate back-to-school goods. Find one that hits home to you, and get involved.

There are many ways you can make an impact with your shopping this year. Whether it is running your own drive, donating, or just finding ways to reuse, swap and reduce materials this year — you’re making this world a better place. At TeamSnap, we are committed to making an impact in local communities around the world by increasing access to quality sports programs for young athletes. To address the growing number of challenges facing youth as they participate in sports, TeamSnap Impact is focused on breaking down barriers to participation and making it possible for all to participate.

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