Clothes, Shoes, Backpacks, Supplies - Breaks the Bank
Many of you may have young school children. This time of year you’re probably stopping at the local Target or Meijer for annual “Back to School” sales, shopping for clothes, backpacks, and shoes. Plus, you’re working on checking off the school supply list. Back to school shopping can break the piggy bank with spending $500+ for one child!
You Need It, but Can't Afford It
Unforunately not all familities have the funds to buy everything, even the most basic necessary supplies their children need for the school year. Back in 2008 I spoke with a co-worker who knew of a Detroit elementary school teacher that needed very basic classroom supplies. They ranged from soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, pencils, etc. You name it, it was on the list. All things most of us take for granted. The College hosted a donation drive and we collected over 20 boxes! Since then we've expanded our outreach connection and continue to support Blackwell Institute. Their need for school supplies and financial/education assistance still continues.
Over 20 boxes from the 2008 collection drive!
ATSO has generously offered to coordinate and host a collection drive for Blackwell. Boxes will be available at the Troy, Novi, and UC campuses until October 1. There are a wide variety of items needed. The donation amount doesn't have to be huge. So spending just $5 at the local store can get them a lot of supplies! Trust me, something so small means a lot to the kids and school.
|Collection Drive Dates
|September - October 1
Pencils: #2, colored, drawing
Paper: construction, drawing, graphing, lined
Arcylic paint & brushes
Crayons & markers
Notebooks & composition books
Small white boards & dry eraser markers
Thank you to all who have supported Blackwell these past six years and continue to do so.