For the past 9 years, United Way and our partners have teamed up to provide backpacks and school supplies for students entering K-6th grades around our 7 counties.
Last year, we raised about $30,000 to buy supplies and deliver them directly to each of the elementary schools in our region — right into the hands of the kids who need them.
This worked out even better for those families who couldn’t attend the resource fair due to transportation or other factors. Teachers loved it too!
We were also able to stretch our dollars even further! The same investment of $25 that would serve 2 children in the past can now be able to provide 13 students with supplies!
So we are doing it again in 2020. With the economic impact of COVID-19, the need is likely to be greater than ever. So we need your help to help students start the new school year prepared and ready to learn!
Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsors who provided over 15,000 students with the supplies needed to start the school year prepared!