In Your... Backpack

As we head back to school in a couple weeks, we thought it would be good to have our final post in the "In Your..." Series be about our favorite school supplies!

1-3. School Supplies, Dot Products

As you probably know, Dot sells a variety of school supplies, including binders, pencils, colored pencils, rulers, and pencil bags! Each product purchased provides half a day of school to a child in Mexico, Tanzania, or Mexico. Be a world changer and get your school supplies today!

4. '15-'16 Academic Planner, Passion Planner

This planner is one of our favorites at the Dot HQ. Starting with either Monday or Sunday, it breaks down the days by every half hour, helping us schedule appointments, as well as help us set both short term and long term goals. It's basically a life coach in binding! Something fun about the Passion Planner is that if you aren't sure  about it yet, you can download undated weekly sheets (the same as are found in the planner) for free! Just check out the link here.

5. The Kane Backpack, STATE Bags

Not only is the backpack super fun and colorful, but it is also high quality and will carry all of your school supplies! With every backpack sold, STATE Bags will donate a backpack full of school supplies to an American child in need. We love when students are empowered to succeed in school!

6. Hyeren Stationary Set, Mariemae

Stationary might not be the first thing you think about when shopping for back to school, but everyone needs cute cards, and these are definitely some of the best! This set of cards was designed by a woman in Accra, Ghana, and every purchase provides an hour of business training to entrepreneurs in Africa. Sustainable and empowering change through adorable stationary; we love it!

7. Summer Snow Sugar Free Gum, Project 7

Every student knows how important it is to have gum in your backpack! Project 7's tag line is "great tasting and world changing", the perfect description of why we love to have their gum in our bags every day! Each purchase helps give back to one of 7 different causes, including giving children in developing countries access to education!

8. 1st Clean Water Umbrella, Jonas Umbrellas

Now this umbrella probably won't fit in your backpack, but every student needs an umbrella for the days you get caught in the rain while walking to class! Not only is this one of the most high quality umbrellas we have ever seen, but 75% of Jonas' profits go towards funding a clean water well at a school in Uganda! "Stay dry, give water, make a difference". Get yours today!

9. Soaring II 13" MacBook Case, Della

This laptop case is padded and protective and a perfect pop of color in your school supplies! Made by women in Ghana, West Africa and made with really fun local Ghanaian fabric, these laptop cases provide sustainable jobs and income for artisans. Men and women are empowered through education via micro-financing, savings, and entrepreneurship classes, and you keep your laptop safe! Everyone wins!

We hope that you will consider all of these products when you start your back-to-school shopping and that you will use your school supplies to make a difference this year!