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Extreme Couponing Tip: Donate Extra School Supplies to Classrooms

With back-to-school sales in full swing, now is the time to score paper, pens, erasers, and glue on the cheap! When you can pick up items for a dime, a penny, or even free, take advantage of these great buys to stock your home office and help those in need.

Classrooms are always in need of a little extra help, especially when budget cuts come into play and teachers are left with the burden of buying many of the supplies. Your donated, extra items are welcome all year long, and you’ll be glad to know you’re doing your part to help education in your local community.

Here are some of the most requested donation items:

Tissue Boxes: Especially when winter comes around and each classroom seems to go through one of these a day! Always compare the price per tissue of the single boxes and the bundle packs to make sure you’re getting the best deal overall.

Pencil Cap Erasers/Rectangular Erasers: Another great item when, three months in, pencil erasers are worn all the way down.

Filler/Copy Paper: Now is the time to get paper at the office supply store for $1.00 or under utilizing their rebate and reward programs.

Glue Sticks, Liquid Glue: These are a big one for grade school art projects. Ask the school or teachers which would be most helpful to them.

Pens/Pencils: Any home, office, or school room can’t have enough of these! Look for packs that are cheap or free with rebates or rewards, or match coupons with hot sales.

Markers, Colored Pencils, and Crayons: Markers get dried out, colored pencils get sharpened to stubs, and crayons break, so it’s always helpful to have backups!

Disinfecting Wipes/Hand Sanitizer: Another great item to have on hand during cold and flu season! Help keep germs in the classroom at bay by donating extras you get from pairing coupons with low sale prices.

If you don’t have time to drop by a school, keep a lookout for school supply donation boxes at stores, libraries, and churches and make a difference in your community!