Many families are struggling. With high unemployment, and more than 30 million students enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. In addition, schools across the country are facing severe budget cuts and lack the funding to purchase necessary supplies.
How you can help
Leah’s Hopes Dreams, P.E.M. and Kappas of Charlotte are collecting supplies to give to underprivileged students on August 5th 2017. You can help children in school by giving them the tools they need to succeed. Donate school supplies or, even better, organize your own Equipped to Learn school supply drive and help us send 300 students back to school prepared for a great year. There are many great reasons to do this project, including:
•Feel great about ensuring that children start the school year with the tools they need to succeed.
•Help teachers by providing them with proper tools for their classrooms so they don’t have to spend money from their own pockets.
•By providing school supplies, you are supporting students, teachers and your local schools.
Here is a list of suggested supplies.
•Paper: lined paper, copy paper, construction paper, spiral notebooks, composition books, index cards
•Pencils & Pens: blue or black pens, #2 pencils, colored pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, pencil case, colored markers, crayons, highlighters, dry-erase markers
•General Supplies: dry-erase boards, paper clips, 3-ring 2″ binders, pocket folders, report covers
•Classroom staples: stapler, staples, rulers, protractors, glue sticks, scissors, tape, calculator
•Things you can never have too much of: tissues, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer
If you want to contribute financially, $20.00 will sponsor a child.
Thank you in advance for your support.