Providing School Supplies
If you’re a parent of school-age children, you’re familiar with the “School Supply List” sent home with your children on the first day of school — A list of items not provided by your child’s public school including notebooks, glue sticks, pencils, pens, etc. This might not be a problem for all, but for some this list creates stress and financial hardship. Some must decide whether to buy groceries OR school supplies when they can’t afford both.
Many teachers in our public schools supplement school supplies for their students as much as they can but often students don’t have the basic supplies they need to be best prepared to learn. This can also be a source of embarrassment and shame for children whose family can’t afford school supplies.
To help alleviate this problem, Provision recently donated 80 new drawstring bags, filled with essential school supplies, to a Boston Low-Income Elementary School for distribution to students by the school’s social workers based on need. These School Refill Packs were lovingly assembled by a generous local church who sponsored a Pack Build Event. In this unique way, this congregation was able to work together to help others in need in their own community.