Hello everyone! We are currently in search of a few companies and or individuals to sponsor our 2013 Back-To-School Giveaway! This year we are going to try to help 500+ needy students/families go back to school with the proper supplies.
Every year, thousands of students enter the classroom without the tools they need to learn. Many teachers even pay out of pocket so their students do not feel embarrassed or left out. According to the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 16 percent of fourth-grade students eligible for free lunch score at proficient levels in reading, compared with 44 percent of fourth graders whose family incomes are above the eligibility cutoff for free lunch. These numbers represent a large disconnect between families with resources and families without.
Goodwill would like to help break down this barrier and provide backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, binders etc... to local grade-school students in need. We all know that education starts at youth and Goodwill specializes in helping people of all ages with barriers. If we provide our local children with the tools they need to be productive when they are young, they are more likely to grow up to be successful adults.
So if you know anyone/any company who might be willing to donate to this event please comment and let us know. Donations of school supplies or monetary donations are accepted and will be used exclusively for this event - nothing else. If you would like to donate yourself go ahead and respond to this message or give us a call at (440) 964-3565.