It's that time again Hearts Of Ishmyil 2nd Annual School Supplies Giveaway! ”School supply donations help children prepare for a successful year”
The beginning of a new school year is a little like Christmas. For the most part, the kids are excited and everything is shiny and new. And, as during the holidays, the economic pinch will undoubtedly evoke a few financial winces as parents stock up on school supplies for their children. The National Retail Federation reports that the average student spent about $94 on school supplies. Although the cost of backpacks, notebooks, binders, lunchboxes, calculators, crayons and colored pencils add up, these items are essential to starting the school year right. For some families though, there just isn't enough money in the budget to buy them, essential or not.
Students who are ill-prepared from the get-go don't hold out much hope for a promising school year, lacking confidence and self-esteem because they don't have as much as other, more fortunate children. But, as during traditional holidays, back-to-school can be a great time to give back. If you would like to donate a backpack filled with school supplies, Hearts Of Ishmyil offers recommendations based on grade level. Label backpacks with a sticker or tag identifying gender and possible grade. Kindergarten through second grade: Folders, construction paper, pencil box, pencils, erasers, small scissors, glue stick, large crayons and markers, composition notebook, ruler, smaller size backpack
Third through fifth grade: Folders, notebook, wide-ruled notebook paper, index cards, pencil box, pencils, pens, erasers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, scissors, ruler, a small dictionary
Sixth through 12th grade: Folders, notebook, notebook paper, spiral notebook, glue stick, pens, pencils, erasers, markers, colored pencils, dictionary, small pocket calculator, protractor, scissors, index cards, ruler. We thank you for your support, time and your consideration 💛💚🧡❤️#giving #givingwithgrace #givingwithpurpose #helpingothers #beingablessing #godworksallthingsforgood #ourchildrenneedyou #donate #helpme #help #doitforthekids #fundraiser