Imagine missing school because you don’t have a backpack or proper supplies. For many children experiencing homelessness and poverty in America, they don’t need to imagine. They are forced to skip school, or are at great risk of doing poorly because of inadequate supplies.
This year we again team-up with FOCUS North America to provide brand-new, good quality backpacks filled with school supplies for needy children as they return to school. We will have a backpack filling party on Saturday, August 12th at 10:00 AM, with our Men’s Group providing a pancake brunch for those who come to help.
Buy a backpack’s worth (or two or three backpack’s worth) as you go about your weekly shopping. Arkansas’ Sales Tax Holiday will be August 5th and 6th.
List of Supplies for Each Backpack
5 ‐ Glue Sticks
5 ‐Black and white composition books
1 ‐ Pair of Fiskars Scisssors
20 ‐ #2 pencils
2‐ Boxes of 24 Crayons
2‐ Boxes of washable markers
1 ‐ Supply Box
1 ‐ Box of Kleenex tissue
1 ‐ (16 0z. Or larger) bottle of hand sanitizer
1 – Pkgs. Of 200 sheet of wide ruled paper
1 ‐ Pair child scissors
1 ‐ Pkg. 10 washable Markers
4 ‐ Expo dry erase markers
5 – composition notebooks