School Supplies Drive Program
With proper resources at their disposal, students find the confidence to return to school day in and day out. Teachers, too, are empowered to do their best work when they are supported by the resources they need to maintain effective, equitable learning environments.
Our Rotary Club runs a school supply drive to help ensure that all kids have the same opportunities to start the school year right.
Studies have shown that starting the school year with the necessary school supplies promotes learning, boosts self-esteem, and helps keep kids in school. Unfortunately as states have cut school spending, schools are providing less and parents are being asked to purchase even more school supplies for their children.
Financially strapped families often struggle with how they will be able to purchase all the necessary supplies in time for the start of school.
Lower income kids have many hurdles to overcome. Working hard and staying in school offer a glimmer of hope for a better future. But staying in school is difficult if you don’t have the right supplies. Kids may already feel out of place, and showing up without the proper supplies just makes them feel worse and like they just don’t have what it takes to succeed.
We collect everything from backpacks, binders, folders, markers, pens, pencils, highlighters, paper, composition notebooks and anything else that school age children may need to be successful in school.
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