Write a Facebook Note to raise $10

Great news about the Elmer’s “Bag It Forward” campaign: now Facebook users can help!

Elmer’s has pledged to donate $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom and, at first, only blog posts were accepted as a form of support. However, you can now create a Facebook Note to help raise $10 towards the $10,000 goal.

So if you have a Facebook account, here’s what you can do write a Facebook Note worth $10:

  1. Log in to Facebook and at your profile page, there’s either 1) a Notes tab or 2) the option to go to Notes by clicking on the + sign.
  2. Include the Rules. Write a quick message about the purpose of creating this Note and share the Note with friends (nothing fancy required – you can just say you’re creating the Note to help Adopt-A-Classroom). Then copy and paste the campaign rules (see them below).
  3. BEFORE you publish … change the privacy setting by going to “Note Privacy” which appears just above the Publish button. Make sure you’ve selected “Everyone” so that it’s a public note (no other privacy settings for your account will be changed).
  4. AFTER you publish… show Elmer’s that you’ve created the Facebook Note! Copy and paste the URL for your post here: http://bagitforward.org/donate-a-bag/#comment.

Click here for an example (you’ll have to log in to see it).

And that’s it! You’ll have helped to raise $10 for Adopt-A-Classroom, towards our goal of $10,000.

Deadline is Friday, September 10th so please create your note today if you’d like to help!



  • Copy and paste these rules into your blog post or Facebook Note
  • Create a post giving a “virtual bag of school supplies” to other bloggers or write about your Back to School shopping trip
  • Link back to the person who gave you a bag of school supplies (or share the message with other friends)
  • Let each person you are giving a virtual bag of school supplies know you have given them a bag.
  • 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.
  • 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 September 10, 2010).
  • Please note that only one blog post per blog url will count towards the donation.