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It is that time of year again so we thought we would let you know that many of our wonderful retail partners have special offers on back-to-school products. Take advantage of the savings and, at the same time, save yourself the hassle of shopping instore by ordering online and having it delivered. Of course, the great thing about CharityBuy is that you can shop knowing that everything you buy will be helping to raise funds for your favourite charity – and isn’t that a great way to start the new school year?

Here are some CharityBuy suggestions for your back-to-school needs:

Stationery, lunch boxes, etc.

Woolworths is a great place to start if you want to stock up on school supplies without breaking the bank and they currently have special offers on selected stationery products, lunch boxes, drink bottles and more. Plus, for a limited time, they are also offering personalised school labels (when you purchase any three participating products in a single transaction). Smiggle is also a good bet for school stationery especially if you want to treat the kids to items such as bags, drink bottles, pencil cases, notebooks, etc. which are colourful and fun. Take advantage of their special offers, put a smile on your child’s face and support a charity at the same time.  

The online homewares retailer, House also offers a range of cute lunch boxes, drink bottles and bags featuring colourful designs and well-known cartoon characters which are sure to be a hit with the little ones. Similarly, if you have small children, you will find that Lime Tree Kids stocks everything you could possibly need for their school lunches including thoughtfully designed bento boxes, insulated bags, water bottles and more. They also have delightfully fun backpacks and bags.  Another CharityBuy partner with an exciting selection of lunch boxes, bottles and bags is the very popular brand, Sunnylife.

Shoes, sportswear and clothing

Leading shoe retailer, Clarks is the place to shop if you are looking for quality footwear - and the great news is they are currently offering 20% off school shoes. One look at their website and you know they take shoes pretty seriously. Many of the styles on offer have been approved by a podiatrist and when it comes to school shoes, Clarks focuses on what they call their four fundamentals: built to last, always fresh, perfect fit and light on your feet. They have an extensive range and online tools to help you pick the correct size to ensure your child’s shoes are really comfortable as well as tough enough for daily wear. 

David Jones also has a good selection of high-quality school shoes (along with backpacks, lunch boxes, drink bottles, stationery, books, technology, and more). Of course, you would expect The Athletes Foot to have what you need when it comes to sports shoes but did you know that they also sell black leather school shoes (from brands like Clarks, Ascent, Harrison and ROC)? Alternatively, you can visit Sportitude for sports shoes and while you are there, order any other sports gear, clothing or equipment the kids may need. For quality swimwear, you can order online from Speedo. Plus, don’t forget that Bonds is also a CharityBuy partner so you can stock up on socks and underwear for the kids, and support a worthwhile charity for free.

Technology and STEM

If your child needs a new computer - whether it be a desktop, all-in-one PC, laptop or tablet – then have a look at what Dell has to offer. We all know that technology purchases can be rather expensive but fortunately the prices at Dell are really competitive and, for example, they currently have 30% off selected laptops. That means you can get a great deal and know that your purchase will benefit both your child’s education and your chosen charity. Likewise, the Microsoft online store offers a win-win with great deals that support charity fundraising and equip your kids with the best tools for completing assignments and homework. They put a lot of emphasis on solutions for learning with special offers for students, parents, educators and schools. Visit their website for tablets, PCs, accessories, software, apps and more.

Also, the Australian Geographic Shop is great for educational toys and games plus they have lots of STEM-related products to spark an interest in science and give curious little minds an educational advantage.

Books

Finally, if you are looking to order books online, be sure to visit Booktopia. In their ‘Education Central’ section, they have books and other resources for both the primary and high school curriculum. As well as textbooks and study guides, they have Naplan prep books, workbooks, reference books, classic fiction, readers and award-winning books for kids of all ages. They stock hundreds of titles at affordable prices and also offer a flat-rate shipping fee so you can order as many books as you like and only pay $6.95 per order. Although primarily aimed at the university market, the Co-op Bookstore also has a children’s section and offers textbooks, reference books and fiction. They also sell stationery, electronics and other education supplies such as science kits and other STEM learning resources. And finally, if you are an Angus and Robertson fan, they too have an excellent selection of books and educational material. 

All of our retail partners contribute some of what you spend to the organisation of your choice, so if you support them, they will in turn support a great cause.

We hope you have a great start to the school year and thanks for supporting charities by choosing to shop online with our CharityBuy partners!

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