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Back to School: The Ultimate Guide

The school holidays are drawing to a close, and the prospect of a new term draws ever closer. It's definitely time to get your back-to-school items sorted now, and the great news is that you can sort your kids out with everything that they need whilst raising money for the charities that matter to you.

To help you be a back to school hero, we've created a handy checklist to ensure you have everything ticked off ready for the first day of term. Simply print out and pop on the fridge or screenshot on your phone!

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So which are our favourite back-to-school offers? You can't go far wrong with these - but act fast before they sell out in the pre-term rush.


School Uniform Suppliers

John Lewis sells a large range of excellent school uniforms that suit most requirements. You'll find a huge range of styles and colours for boys and girls, with all the essentials plus PE kit, blazers, coats and more. Look out for quality features such as reinforced stitching, stain-resistant fabrics, pretty detailing on girls' items, easy-iron materials and adjustable waistbands. You'll really notice the John Lewis quality and find that these items last well - as long as your kids don't grow out of them first! Find the full range here. 



The Works has a huge range of affordable stationery, from pens and rulers through to gel pens and large arts and crafts sets. You can build up your own pencil case full of essentials or buy ready-made kits. This revision stationery kit is only £3! Or treat your child to this fabulous unicorn-themed bundle with pens, coloured pencils, pencil case, sticky notes and more. It costs £10, and there's free delivery on orders of £20 and over. See the full range here and raise 6% for charity in the process.


School Backpacks

If your child loves classic style - or you do - head to Cath Kidston for backpacks which look beautiful and which are designed to withstand the rough and tumble of school life. You'll love the classic British styling and beautiful finishing, with robust zips, comfortable backs and generous interiors with plenty of pockets. This Night Animals large junior backpack costs £34 and you'll raise a 2.5% donation when you buy via Give as you Live here.


School Shoes

Next has a huge range of school shoes for boys and girls with a wide range of styles that will please parents as well as those returning to school. You can raise 1.5% when you buy via Give As You Live, and you'll certainly find something that ticks all the boxes. These black patent Mary Jane shoes for girls are cute and timeless - and they cost from just £34 depending on the size.


School Lunch Boxes

ASDA offers a huge back-to-school range which is always popular and well priced. Your kids will love the lunch boxes with all their favourite characters and themes to make their lunch break all that more enjoyable. Whether Paw Patrol or Barbie is the theme of the day, or you prefer a graphic design or cute illustrated style, you'll find sizes and colours to suit every taste. Look out too for the quality Systema range of Tupperware, which includes lunch boxes, snack packs, drinks bottles and more. Raise up to 3% with ASDA George and see the full range here.


Remember that to raise funds with Give You As Live you just need to set up your free account in just a few minutes and select the charity that you want to support. You'll raise a FREE 50p donation for your chosen charity just by completing your profile. Just click through our website or via the iOS App when you want to buy and it will tell you how much you can raise by shopping at each retailer - and you'll find hundreds to choose from. You can then see how much you are raising and be amazed at how quickly it adds up! It's that easy to help your favourite charity without costing you anything at all!


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