Back to School
It is that time of year again. Back to school shopping. Some supplies will need to be purchased at stores carrying name brands and are a little more expensive. These are the school supplies where brand actually makes a difference and you don’t need to buy in bulk. Then there are many supplies that you can purchase at dollar stores and discount outlets.
Donate Extra School Supplies
There are many items you should pick up in bulk regardless of whether you decide to donate or not so your child has a full supply for the year. So it really isn’t too hard to gather a couple extra things to donate to children in need. I believe you’ll actually be quite surprised at how many school supplies you can pick up to donate without even really putting a hardship on yourself or your family.
Extra School Supplies
There are plenty of great extra school supplies you can gather and package for children going back to school who cannot come in fully prepared. Here is a list of things that all cost $1.00 and under at your local discount stores. You will probably have extra of anyway if you are not in the position to spend extra money:
1) Looseleaf paper
2) extra pens
5) Marble copy books
If You Are in The Position To Buy Extra Supplies
As some of us are bouncing back from the nightmere of an economy we’ve been going through, instead of donating to a nameless charity just to make yourself feel better, help children going back to school instead. Below is a list of some of the more expensive supplies that you probably wouldn’t have extra on hand to just gather and donate. if you are in the position to do so, it could make all the difference in the world to a child going back to school, you may even change their life. It is a domino effect here. These children striving to do better in school but just don’t have the school supplies they need in order to achieve higher grades. Here is a list of things that would make a world of difference to these children:
2) Good binder
3) TI-83 claculator
How To Donate School Supplies
The School’s Social Worker
1) Contact your local public school district. Understand, even in higher priced areas there are children in need, but if possible, try to find the poorest district in your county, as these supplies are needed much more in these districts. Ask to speak with the social worker. Every school has one, and he/she will know best where these supplies can go. Its sad to say but sometimes one hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing in many schools, and there’s also a lot of red tape sometimes if going through the principal, and the secretary may mean well, bt end up directing you in the wrong direction. The social worker is your best bet if donating directly to the school.
County Youth Services
2) Every county has services for abused and neglected children. If there’s child in need for back to school supplies, these children definitely qualify. You can easily find these services by contacting your county courthouse, they will happily lead you in the correct direction.
3) There are many homeless shelters that take women and children only. These children still attend school regardless of the fact tat they have no home. Local shelters are easily located in the blue pages of the phone book, or looking on the internet. Another way again is to contact your local county court house or community services.