Avery’s 3rd Annual “Give Back to Schools” Campaign (Giveaway)

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under giveaways, stationery

I feel that some of the most important and inspirational people in my child’s life are her teachers. My girls have been so fortunate to have had such supportive, knowledgeable, and caring role models in their lives. Their teachers go above and beyond the classroom in ensuring that their students have the safest and most positive educational experience possible. Whether it’s helping them deal with bullying, extra tutoring after school, or just calling and wishing them a Happy Birthday during Winter Break . . . our teachers have made a lasting impression on my children.

That’s why I’m so honored to participate in Avery’s 3rd Annual “Give Back to Schools” Campaign just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7 – 11).

CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

Beginning May 7th, you can stop by the Avery website and vote for your favorite school to help them win some amazing prizes! You can even sign up for daily reminders so you never miss a chance to vote. Here are the prizes up for grabs:

You’re able to vote once a day so make sure you get all of your family, friends, fellow parents, and educators on board! It only takes a minute to vote but think about the possible rewards! What school (or teacher) couldn’t use some help with obtaining much needed schools supplies? You have until September 14, 2012 to vote! Isn’t your school worth it?

GENEROUS DONATION

Now, I thought Avery was very generous in hosting this campaign but they went a step further and donated $1,000 worth of Avery supplies to my favorite school! How cool is that? Of course, I chose Kacie and Kiana’s elementary school as my recipient of this wonderful surprise!

PRODUCT REVIEW

In addition, we received a shipment ourselves of some cool Avery products to try out for ourselves. Of course, we were already familiar with their glue sticks, sticky notes, hi-liters, 3-ring binders and dividers because we buy them for back-to-school supplies. Through our past experiences, these Avery school products are durable and can last the entire school year without needing to be replenished.

We especially like the 3-ring binders because they really do last.

We’ve purchased cheaper ones before but find that eventually the rings will shift causing a gap and making it hard for the kids to flip their loose leaf papers without tearing the hole punches. And if there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s papers that don’t align properly in binders. All those pages sticking out at different angles just bugs me. I guess it’s the OCD in me.

We also like that when you insert your index dividers that the tabs don’t stick out. This ensures that the tabs stay protected while the binder is being shoved into my kids’ backpacks. However, for me the best part is that the Avery binder has a non-stick finish so that printed material won’t transfer onto the surface. I don’t know how many times I’ve thrown away a binder because my printed paper got stuck to the inside cover and left an inky mess when the sheet was pulled away.

However, some of the products that Avery is most known for are their labels and other printable stationary items. I use their labels and website’s templates all the time when I’m making goody bag tags, shipping labels, and greeting cards. But did you know that they also made Custom Print Flash Cards? Me, neither! These printable Flash Cards are 3″ x 5″ in size and come in tabbed (dividers) and non-tabbed (content) versions. There’s also a metal ring included to keep your cards together and easy to take along.

To design your flash cards just go to the Avery design center where you’ll find everything you need to make amazing flash cards. Since I’m not the creative type I really appreciated all the real-life photos and illustrations provided for me. You start with one of their themes . . .

. . . and customize from there. Here is the template . . .

. . . and here’s what I did to customize it.

Their design center allows you to add in text, shapes, your own images, as well as provide you with various edit tools to ensure your cards turn out perfect.

Here’s another card that I made using my own photo:

You can also print on both sides of the card if you prefer something a little more detailed. I had so much fun making my cards that I had to make a conscious effort to stop so I could finish writing this review!

So what are you waiting for? Stock up on Avery school supplies and don’t forget to vote for your favorite school!

Connect with Avery:

This post was written for Avery who provided the items for review and giveaway. I was also compensated with school supplies to donate to the school of my choice.

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About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life and Family Review Network. Wife, mother, and flight attendant . . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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40 Responses to “Avery’s 3rd Annual “Give Back to Schools” Campaign (Giveaway)”
  1. 1
    sandra says:

    i’m the coordinator for box tops for education, lables for education, and target’s red card

  2. 2
    Amy W. says:

    We home school, but I always save my boxtops for my nephew’s school.

  3. 3
    Beth C says:

    We save boxtops and also donate when they have their Elementry Carnival.

  4. 4
    Kathy Murphy says:

    I am the math mom every Tuesday at my son’s school.

  5. 5
    Becky M says:

    collect Box Tops!

  6. 6
    Susan Morris says:

    I collect Box Tops for Education for my grandchildren’s school.

  7. 7
    Kristie says:

    I collect box tops, help when they ask in the classroom and send supplies that they need when they ask :-)

  8. 8

    We collect Box Tops and I volunteer time at my son’s school. Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. 9
    jen says:

    We collect box tops for the school

  10. 10
    angie says:

    vollunteer there are so many things that can be done that needed done that vollunteers can do

  11. 11
    Sylvia White says:

    Collect box tops

  12. 12
    Marci says:

    I collect box tops and I donate items that they need!

  13. 13
    Kathy Stevenson says:

    I volunteer for mini art and the book fair!

  14. 14
    Noreen says:

    Volunteer, buy extra school supplies

  15. 15
    felecia says:

    I volunteer my time when I can.

  16. 16
    Vickie Couturier says:

    I volunteer at my grandsons school whenever they need a extra parent or adult

  17. 17
    Vicki Wurgler says:

    I volunteer and save my box tops

  18. 18
    kelly willis says:

    i save box tops also par take in gaint point for school and bake sales for the school my son goes to

  19. 19
    Jenny says:

    I volunteer in the classroom and at school events

  20. 20
    Terra Heck says:

    I collect Box Tops and soda can tabs and soup labels for my kids’ schools. Thanks.
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  21. 21
    ria clarke says:

    I volunteer

  22. 22
    Michele P. says:

    we have bake sales and also fundraisers. We also collect box tops and soda pop tops.

  23. 23
    Andrea v says:

    I turn in box tops and always attend the fundraisers

  24. 24
    Jackie says:

    I save box tops for the elementary school

  25. 25
    Teh Doll says:

    box tops and volunteer when ever they need me.

  26. 26
    Maryann says:

    I save box tops and help at the bake sales

  27. 27
    Kevin E says:

    I am the PTA President at my daughter’s school!

  28. 28

    I help with fundraisers and I also do the Box Tops

  29. 29

    I donate classroom supplies like wipes, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.

  30. 30
    Lori Z. says:

    I work in the classroom four hours a week and we buy supplies when they run low.

  31. 31
    Annmarie W. says:

    I love to volunteer at their Book Fair!

  32. 32
    Ashley Hatten says:

    we collect box tops! thanks!

  33. 33
    Elena V says:

    I volunteer in the summer time to help my mom who is a teacher.

  34. 34
    Kelly D says:

    I sent in snacks and school supplies for my son’s class.

  35. 35
    Kelly D says:

    Your button is on my sidebar at http://www.littlesaver.com

  36. 36
    Nicolle B. says:

    we just so happen to buy a lot of products with the box top labels. we donated about $40 worth this year.

  37. 37
    Tiara says:

    I work with my daughters schools to develop new ways to get more involved.Like i have established a homework hotline, volunteer on school planning and decision-making committees, help create family resource centers, serve as mentors, and even help patrol school grounds. i am actively involved with my daughters school.

  38. 38
    Steph says:

    I help out our teacher by finding free educational websites she can share with other families.

  39. 39
    Keonté says:

    Sometimes the companies I work with donate prizes. I give them to the P.T.A. when they have events so they can give them away as prizes. It’s a great way to get involved even when you don’t have the time.

  40. 40
    Katherine says:

    An ineneligtlt answer – no BS – which makes a pleasant change

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