Paying It Forward With Ebates – 2014 #givingbackpack #ebates

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For the third year in a row, I am one of the bloggers chosen for an annual backpack & pay it forward event.  I can’t even begin to describe how good it makes me feel inside to be able to do this – and more than once too!  It has to be one of my very favorite posts to write and events to participate in.  I really enjoy being able to be part of something that involves paying it forward.

So many times, our family has truly struggled or been knocked down by those financial, emotional, physical (etc) hurdles in life.  Of course, we get back up and keep on pluggin’ along.  Even with that being said and those feelings in mind, I always say that there’s someone out there who is going through their own trials and it may be worse than what we’ve faced.  That is why I love giving back.  It just feels good.  It feels right.

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I honestly had no idea who I was going to be giving this year’s wonderful gift to.  I just knew I wanted to be part of this event again.  Well, long story short- there is a benefit being held for a family in my area because their young daughter passed away very unexpectedly due to some underlying health issues.  I knew I had my answer for how the backpacks would be given away.  There is going to be food, an auction of gift baskets and those types of things.

My friend & hairdresser invited me & my family.  I am really hoping we can go.  My husband works that day, but we are going to try our hardest to be in attendance.  However, even if we cannot be there physically, I am proud to say that I will be able to donate 2 backpacks and school supplies towards the benefit for this family.  They will be auctioned off to help with expenses though.  When you look at the big picture of it, it is sad but also heartwarming.   A family lost someone very special to them but will hopefully receive enough to help with such a difficult time.  Then at the same time, 2 children will be able to each have a backpack and some school supplies to get their school year started right!

I am glad to be able to share this post with you.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

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