Where did the summer go? It seems like just last week the kids were hopping off the school bus and racing toward a summer of fun. While it’s not over yet, it’s just about time to start thinking about getting the kids ready to head back to school. If you’re looking to stretch your dollar this time around, we have a plan for you.

Here’s how you can get the kids ready for back to school while giving back to your community without spending more with Xspero™.

Brushing Up on Math Skills

After a summer of swimming pools, sleepovers, and trips to the shore, it’s no surprise if your child is a little rusty in the math department—and if you aren’t up-to-speed on common core or still struggle with fractions and decimals, there’s a solution that will benefit more than just your child. The Mathnasium Math Learning Center in Washington Township, NJ offers one-on-one math tutoring programs for elementary, middle, and high school students—and they now accept Xspero™ Dollars, so you can help members of your community with 20% of your purchase going to a charity you choose. You can help your child and your community before the school bell rings on summer.

Shopping for New Kicks

Every kid needs a new pair of kicks before the school year begins. And with brands like Nike, Jordan, Puma, and Adidas, you don’t have to go further than Dusharm’s Pro Footwear in Vineland, NJ for back to school shoes while supporting local business and giving back on your dollar with Xspero™. Dusharm’s covers all the current trends and provides an overall quality shopping experience you can feel good about.

Getting a Fresh Cut

A fresh haircut just before school starts is a staple for back to school prep, and Lisa’s Place Salon in Canton, NJ gives shape-ups and trims with expert quality and care. You can be in-and-out while checking a fresh cut off your back to school checklist knowing your Xspero™ Dollars are helping others in your community.

Prepping Instruments 

If you have a virtuoso in the family, now’s the time for any instrument repairs before band practice resumes this school year (that is, if they aren’t renting instruments from school). The Music Stop in Cape May, NJ offers equipment rentals, rehearsal space, lessons, repairs, and more—and when you use Xspero™ with Music Stop, you’re in perfect harmony with your community in South Jersey when you choose a charity to give 20% of your purchase to.

Which charities can benefit from your Xspero™ purchases? Download the Xspero™ app on the Apple App Store and Google Play to decide where 20% of your purchase price can help.