Although we are still very much in summer here in Oklahoma City, most parents cannot help but think of the encroaching school year. While some parents are now thinking of school supplies, some parents are thinking if they can afford to have their children go to school for the next school year due to financial constraints.
The City Rescue Mission in downtown Oklahoma City is planning to have a school supply drive within the area. This aims to extend needed assistance for families who have fallen on hard times by providing necessary school supplies for their children.
According to Angel Earls, a resident of the City Rescue Mission and a single mother of three, the program is a great blessing for her since it can make a big difference in both her own life, as well as the lives of her children starting and continuing to go to school. There are about 30 kids excluding Earls children in the mission that need school supplies.
The school supplies needed in the drive are; pencil boxes, No. 2 pencils, blue and black pens, colored pencils, red pens, pencil sharpeners, glue sticks, child scissors, rulers, protractors, markers, wide ruled notebook paper, three ring binders, spiral notebooks, thesaurus, pocket folders with brads, highlighters, dictionaries and Kleenex.
There are also other items like; pants, jeans, gloves, hair brushes, socks, shoes, boys shirts, skirts, dresses, sweaters, shorts, hair ties, scarves, underwear, winter coats, girls tops, umbrellas, T-shorts, jackets and a $25 gift cards to Wal-Mart.
If you would like to help contribute to this cause, please check out their site: http://www.cityrescue.org