July Give: Back to School Bash

Homeless children often struggle to be successful in school. In addition to the stress of not having a secured place to live, they often lack basic school supplies.

We partnered with The Family Shelter to help them kick-off the new school year with a BACK TO SCHOOL BASH that included face painting, corn hole, a ball toss and other games for all to enjoy!

We also collected the following school supplies to help stock their homework station:

  • 24 packs of crayons
  • 24 packs of colored pencils
  • 24 packs of highlighters
  • 24 packs of erasers
  • 24 packs of #2 pencils
  • 24 packs of pens
  • 24 reams of ruled paper
  • 24 packs ruled index cards
  • 24 packs of post-it pads
  • 24 packs of glue sticks
  • 24 Pencil sharpeners
  • 60 gently used books
  • 80 snack-size bags of chips
  • 80 cookies
  • 160 bottles of water
  • 80 napkins
  • The Family Shelter provides emergency shelter in a stable living environment for homeless children and their parents. They help the residents build life skills needed to regain independence.

    They continue to be the only homeless shelter in the Midlands that will house an entire family, inclusive of fathers. They try to keep families together in times of crisis while mom and dad work to regain independence. Each family has a private room and shared bathroom in a dorm-style environment.