Build a playground; Build a future
Multiple studies indicate that, for young children, play is an essential component of learning. Playgrounds provide a safe space where children can laugh, play and fully express themselves while developing critical cognitive, physical, social, and emotional skills.
Fill a backpack; Fill a future
We hope to initiate a new project to consist of pre-assembled backpacks filled with essential school supplies, and food items for the weekends in the month that the student receives the backpack.
Each initially sponsored backpack costs $25 and includes:
- 2 folders, 2 notebooks, a package of pencils, 1 pen,
- a pencil pouch, a ruler, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener,
- Non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, all in a new backpack!
The great thing about each backpack is that at the end of each week, students will receive food items to supplement their meals for the weekend. They will also periodically receive toiletries to support health and hygiene (toothbrushes, toothpaste, washcloths, soap)
“Adopt” a child’s backpack and pledge to continue to support sending nutritional items home each weekend along with periodic hygiene supplies with a donation of $20 monthly.