My school is a community school with approximately 500 students. We don't have busses so many of our students walk home. We are also a Title I school, which means all of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Most of my students are low income with 93% economically disadvantaged.
Our students are excited to come to school and enthusiastic about learning, so much in fact, that our school earned a B this past year and 3 distinctions.
Despite the hardships of poverty our kids work very hard and we couldn't be more proud of their efforts. They know their teachers love them and are always finding new ways to help them grow mentally and emotionally.
Since many of our students walk, backpacks are extremely helpful in making sure they can keep up with their supplies/books to complete their studies.
Although our parents are very supportive of their child's learning, many are struggling to put food on the table, so backpacks are often a luxury.
If they have backpacks, some are hand me downs or are a few years old and falling apart. We try to fix them with duct tape or sew the handles back on but eventually they are too worn out to be repaired. We are always asking for friends and family to give us gently used backpacks (and will continue to do so) but those are gone as quickly as we get them. So this year we are asking for your help to fulfill a need for our students. We researched this brand and liked that there were multiple colors for students to choose from and good reviews too. Help us give our kids their own backpacks they can carry with pride.
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