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’re partnering with The Family Shelter to help them kick-off the new school year!
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.
In addition to collecting school supplies to stock their homework station, we’re hosting a BACK TO SCHOOL BASH with face painting, corn hole, a ball toss and other games for all to enjoy.
Saturday, July 28, 1 – 4pm
Interested in painting some faces, leading a game or just having fun? We’d love for you to join us for this third annual event! This is a great activity for your child/ren, or group of children to participate in as well.
Take action and give today.
We’re collecting the following items for our Back to School Bash:
- 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
- 80 snack-size bags of chips
- 80 cupcakes and/or cookies
- 160 bottles of water
- 80 napkins
- Small candies, stickers or treats for prizes
Donations are needed by Friday, July 27.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your participation and donation drop location.