Back to school seems to begin earlier and earlier each year. Although the length and dates change on an annual basis the need for pencils, notebook paper, and safety scissors remains.
For many of our clients, there often are no funds left over for uniforms, books, or school supplies – even the basics of pencils and paper after all the bills are paid. When these supplies are not available in the home, homework often goes undone.
Our goal is to allow the children involved in our shelters and counseling programs to have the same experience of receiving new supplies needed for the betterment of their classroom success.
Just in time for tax-free weekend (July 15 – 17), we will kick off our annual back to school drives, one for uniforms and one for supplies.
In our Back-to-School Supply Drive, backpacks will be filled with essential and grade-appropriate school supplies. Click here for supply list. You can also shop our Amazon wish list and have the items sent directly to our administrative offices.
The Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive pairs donors with students giving the donors a student’s sizes and school colors. Donors can then purchase the uniform themselves OR make a monetary donation and FSC will do the shopping. To “adopt” a child or for more information call 334-206-2193. When you “adopt” a student, you will receive an information sheet with that student’s sizes and school colors.
These drives will begin on July 15 and continue until August 15. Donations can be dropped off at our administrative offices at 858 South Court St. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for more information.