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Want to Win a New Computer AND Help Classrooms Across the Nation???

Virtual School BagMamanistas are givers.  We want to give all the best to our families and we want children throughout the world to have those same opportunities for health, education, and fulfillment.

Right here in the United States, there are classrooms that lack basic school supplies–and teachers going into debt trying to fill those needs for their students.  Adopt-A-Classroom helps properly fund classroom activities throughout the country.

Elmer’s wants to donate up to $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom but we need YOUR help to Bag It Forward.

Through Elmer’s Bag It Forward Program, I was able to provide backpacks filled with supplies for the children of ten enlisted National Guard soldiers.

Now you can help, too–without even leaving your home or opening your wallet.

We know you want to help anyway but to sweeten the deal, you will also be entered to win a $1200 NEW COMPUTER!!!

Want to help show the power of social media?

It is very simple.  All you have to do is hop on over to and find out how you can virtually donate a bag to earn $10 for Adopt-A-Classroom and earn an entry to win a computer!

Elmer’s will donate up to $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom with your participation. Join now!


  • Copy and paste these rules into your blog post.
  • In your blog post, give a “virtual bag of school supplies” to other bloggers by linking to them and letting them know they’ve been “tagged”.  And link back to the person who gave you a bag of school supplies if you were tagged.
  • Leave your link in the Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward comment section. You can also find the official rules of this virtual #bagitforward program there. ( You MUST do this to earn the donation AND to enter the giveaway.

ADDITIONAL STEP FOR CONTEST ENTRY!!! You MUST do this to enter the giveaway.

  • Also leave your link in the comments section below on this post here on Mamanista so I can enter you in the giveaway.   That means you are leaving your link in two places: and

DON’T FORGET: You MUST leave your comment on Bag It Forward and this post on Mamanista to qualify for the giveaway!


  • You MUST first post about the Bag It Forward campaign on your blog to enter the contest. Once you have done this, if you spread the word about this charity campaign and contest (shortened URL for microblogging sites: to your friends and followers on other social networks where you are allowed to do so, please leave the URL(s) in separate comments for up to five (5) additional entries!
  • Kim at Crafty Mama of 4 is also hosting the same giveaway.  Please visit her to enter there.

More Info and Deadline: Elmer’s is donating $10 for each blog participating in the Virtual Bag It Forward Donation to Adopt-A-Classroom (up to total of $10,000 for blog posts written by 11:59 PM EST, September 10, 2010). Please note that only one blog post per blog url will count towards the donation. If you have already posted, please remember to add your URL as a comment in the Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward comment section AND to leave your URL here to enter the giveaway. US shipping only for the giveaway.

Disclosure: I am a paid Elmer’s Bag It Forward ambassador but I did not receive any compensation for running this post other than the satisfaction of helping to earn the full $10,000 donation!

Computer Prize Pack Details:

  • Full Tower Outer Carton
  • Windows 7 Ultimate DSP
  • Intel i7 860 Processor
  • Thermaltake Chassis
  • OCZ 4GB DDR3 PC3- 1333 (2GBx2)
  • Intel DP55WG Motherboard
  • Seagate 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive
  • Seagate 500GB Replica External Hard Drive
  • OCZ 60GB SSD Drive
  • EVGA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5 PCIe
  • Lite On 24X DVDRW SATA
  • Viewsonic 22’’ LCD Monitor
  • Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
  • Logitech M500 Mouse
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Pro
  • Belkin 7- Outlet Surge Suppressor

Written by

Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

Filed under: Back to School, Charity, Contests, Featured

100 Responses to "Want to Win a New Computer AND Help Classrooms Across the Nation???"

  1. Michelle C says:

    tweet . Help Raise Money for @adopt_classroom and win a computer from @craftymamaof4 #bagitforward

  2. hj says:

    What a great promotion! Here is my post:

    HJ’s Time blog

  3. raymundo vazquez says:

    Keep it up!!!

  4. Fantastic cause & giveaway! Thank you so very much! Here is the link to my post:

  5. I’m not sure if it’s one extra entry per social network or not, but I see multiple tweet entries per entrant on here so I’m guessing it’s OK to enter once for each individual tweet, up to five tweets? (Please delete this if not!) Here’s my tweet for 09/10:

    Thanks so much!

  6. Donna B. says:

    stumbled (user name simplydab)

  7. Donna B. says:

    dugg (user name simplydab1)

  8. barbara hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!

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