We love to work with companies that have great products and even greater business practices. Gutzy Gear has been a pleasure to work with. Not only did they allow us to do a Gutzy Gear Party and help send the neighborhood kiddos back to school in Gutzy style, they helped fund a huge backpack project through Madame Deals Media that gave kids a great start for back to school!
Gutzy Gear provided us with a set of Gutzies and $25 to fill a backpack. It took me some time to decide how to spend our funds and who to donate to. We decided on a family at our church that has been having some rough times. They have 4 girls and 3 of them are in school. One is in Head Start and the other 2 are in early elementary grades. I gave the school teachers a quick call, without revealing why I wanted to know, and asked for a list of things students in their classes may need for back to school. To my surprise the lists were pretty short and the Head Start teacher said the child needed a back pack and no supplies. Since my kids have been out of elementary school for quite some time, I forgot the lists were small. High School lists are long and costly!
Since the lists were short that allowed us to give all 3 girls a backpack with a few supplies. I planned my shopping around when I new the stores would start to clearance off the backpacks, the most expensive part of this project. I was able to purchase 3 backpacks and the supplies shown for just under $40 by hitting up the clearance sales. I was more than pleased and the girls were just as pleased. I took their picture, but the parents didn’t want me to share it here.
Thanks Gutzy Gear for helping us make a families back to school experience a bit brighter and Gutzy, too!