BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Back to School Program will help underprivileged children from low-income families. Children in Kindergarten through High School will be provided with back to school clothes and school supplies for the school year. Each child will receive new clothes to wear, including everything from socks and underwear to shirts, pants, and new shoes. The supplies will include but not be limited to backpacks, spiral notebooks, pencils and pens and other classroom necessities.
Back to school time can be difficult for many children whose families cannot afford new clothes or school supplies. Every child should have a chance to attend school and feel good about themselves. Studies have shown that many children do not attend the first day of school because they are too embarrassed that they do not have new supplies and clothing. New clothes and school supplies are all significant items for a child who would otherwise go without.
The children will be given a profile page to fill out which will include: their name, age, sex, favorite color, clothing size, shoe size, what their preferences are as far as dresses or pants for girls and sportswear or plain clothes for boys. These children will be carefully selected through agencies and centers. The distribution will take place in late August or early September before their first day of school.
The children who have benefited from our donations in the past have made us realize there is a greater need out there and we are hoping to promote higher self-esteem as these children begin their new school year.