This article contains location specific giveaways- for nationwide info, scroll to the bottom of the article.
For the past few years the great folks over at SMOAC have been doing an incredible service to the Eastern San Diego County school kids by offering free backpacks and school supplies.
And this year is no different! This year, they are hosting a drive-thru style event at two locations:
- Rio Seco School 9545 Cuyamaca Street or Pride Academy 9303 Prospect Ave (Both in Santee)
- August 16, 2020
- 10AM until supplies run out
- Kids must be present in the car
- 1 backpack per child
- This will be a contactless delivery event- Please Print the form here and complete it per the directions.
And for those of you not in the immediate area, there are all sorts of other free school supply and backpack giveaways going on.
Boost Mobile is giving away backpacks and school supplies. More info is here. In San Diego County, there is 1 Boost Mobile in Oceanside that is participating.
Operation Homefront is having giveaways for military families on bases all over the US. Here is a list for 2020.
Rentacalc does free giveaways for backpacks, graphing calculators and protractors! You can learn more and enter to win here.
When you’ve got kids, fundraising is part of life. Wrapping paper, candy, cookie dough are just a few of the things that kids have to peddle these days.
If you are looking for a new fundraiser, check out Uptown Jungle!
Uptown Jungle provides a fast and easy way for groups, schools, churches, teams, and nonprofit organizations to raise some serious cash, just for playing around and having fun.
You keep 35% of your group’s admissions! Having done a lot of fundraising in my time, that is a great return.
There are two ways to fundraise:
Uptown Jungle is a great place for kids of all ages to play! With a special tots area for littler kiddos, you can rest assured that your littles will be safe and have fun. Bigger kids can bounce, run, climb and explore safely. And parents who don’t want to play can chill in the parents lounge. Oh yeah, there is free WiFi.
I am looking forward to this weekend! I’ve got some time to myself and I am going to go to the gym and drink coffee, although not at the same time.
This week’s selection of freebies is pretty cool! Fun events for kids too! Let’s dive right in:
We made it through another week! Time for some freebies, fun, and deals!
I’ve gotten some emails from readers who are interested in Freebies available outside the US, and please note that I am always keeping my eye open for them. If you are a freebie fan like I am, I recommend checking out Mysavings, as they frequently have freebies and samples available for countries all over the world.
Are you looking for a free, fun outing for your family this weekend? Check out the San Diego Family FunFest brought to you by San Diego Family Magazine.
Sunday, (Feb 9), 10 am-1 pm at the Salvation Army Kroc Center (in the Corner Zone), 6845 University Ave., San Diego 92115.
Have a blast with more than 30 Family Fun Activities & Resource Booths!
- 2 Bounce Houses
- 40” Inflatable Obstacle
- Double Shot Basketball
- Angry Birds Slingshot
- Imagination Playground Blocks (life-sized foam tinker toys)
- Giant Connect 4 & more!
Dance along with the DJ, win cool raffle prizes, explore family resources and take playtime to a whole new level!
You can find out more on their Facebook Event page. Barring weather concerns, we’ll be there! I’m excited about the Imagination Playground Blocks.