08th Nov2012


Astrobrights Donation Giveaway

by Dinah Wulf

Astrobrights Paper donated $30,000 total value in school supplies to an elementary school in the tiny town of Iola, TX. Astrobrights ran a Facebook campaign a few months back and Iola Elementary was chosen out of the thousands of schools entered in the ‘Give a Brighter Year’ sweepstakes.

The donation ceremony took place at halftime of Iola High School’s Friday night football game on November 2. The Iola Bulldogs went on to win 50-34 in a classic Texas shootout, while Iola Elementary School went on to win something bright of its own. The $30,000 donation took shape in over $10,000 in Astrobrights school supplies and the remaining difference of $19,926 presented to school administrators and students in a colorful, oversized check.

In current economic situations, school districts are quick to cut spending educational supplies for students, placing pressure on parents to increase spending on essential learning materials. Astrobrights Paper alleviated that pressure for a town currently struck by difficult economic conditions and experiencing significant cutbacks in educational spending.

Astrobrights Papers recently hosted the “Give A Brighter Year” sweepstakes asking students, families and teachers across North America to submit a K-8 school for a chance to win the donation of radiant paper products. By entering their favorite school, Astrobrights fans received a chance to win a $500 Gift Card for themselves and also choose the winning elementary school to receive the donation.

The donation revealed more than Astrobrights’ true colors. Lorraine Denman, the fan who submitted Iola Elementary to win the sweepstakes, donated her $500 personal prize to the students. She hosted an arts and crafts contest in each homeroom, where children were asked to show how they can help others in society, with the winning students taking home a piece of the $500 total prize.

Astrobrights Papers offers a wide assortment of high-quality, affordable paper products that come in 23 vibrant colors, so your bright ideas always get noticed. All bright-colored papers are FSC® Certified and meet the mark of responsible forestry. Astrobrights Papers is available for sale at a variety of leading office and retail outlets nationwide.

With the holidays quickly approaching and in the spirit of the Iola donation, Astrobrights wants to offer a mini donation to my readers, so they can do something meaningful for a local school, family or organization in need. One lucky winner will receive a colorful shipment of Astrobrights products ($100 value) – a true way to brighten someone’s day. Enter a giveaway for the chance to receive this opportunity from Astrobrights!

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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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9 Responses to “Astrobrights Donation Giveaway”

  • I would probably donate half to my daughter’s school & half to my oldest son’s school. What a great giveaway!

  • Melissa Mariott

    My son’s school is always asking for donations. So i would defiantly giving them this.

  • Heather Wone

    I would give it to my daughter so she could proudly donate it to her classroom :-)

  • Frankie

    I would give to my daughter to go crazy with! She loves making cards and stamping!

  • Lissa LaLiberte

    I would have to divide the donation between the elementary & the primary schools that my housemates’ children attend. They’d be so proud!

  • I work In the local primary school as a Teaching Assistant. I would hold an arts and craft activity session and sell the crafts at our Christmas Fete to raise funds.
    Love your work xx

  • Josie

    If I win this it will give me the chance to have some supplies to teach my daughter some lessons here at home, as I will be home schooling her, but if anything I would like to donate it to a mother who is in need of supplies and is home schooling her children.

  • Lin

    I would give to my Granddaughter’s class. Generous cause and giveaway!

  • we would make wall art

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