Back to School Shopping with a Cause

I get tired of the same seven colors of folders and notebooks. By the time I have bought all three of my girls back to school notebooks, I am so tired of flowers, Miley Cyrus and primary colors I could scream. That’s part of why I love Carolina Pad – they have always offered great customer service and awesome designs, but now I’m even a bigger fan than before.

When Jacqueline Savage McFee (, signature designer for Carolina Pad ( – the industry leader in trendy school, office and organizational fashion products, got the devastating news that her two-year-old cousin, Kendall Sierens, was diagnosed with leukemia, it brought things into perspective for her. It also created a spark. The Kendall Kollection – a collection of colorful high-end school supplies inspired by the artist’s young cousin – was born in 2008 and has been raising funds and awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The partnership between Jackie McFee, Carolina Pad and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society continues for 2009 with fresh new designs. This wildly successful collection is available at major national retailers including Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Office Max, as well as grocery and drug store chains.

Kendall is now almost six-years old and in remission, but the battle continues for thousands of other children just like her. We look forward to another year of helping The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in its effort to find cures and better therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

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