Backpacks for West Virginia
Challenge Preparatory Charter Schools in Far Rockaway, New York have pledged to provide and fill 500 backpacks with school supplies for students in West Virginia. We estimate that each pack and the needed supplies will cost around $25 each, so we are raising $13,000 for backpacks for students at the following schools:
Clendenin Elementary School
Bridge Elementary School
Nancy Foley, Kids Disaster Relief Coordinator and Julie Barnhart-Cable, Diaster Relief Coordinator are coordinating the effort locally for Challenge Charter Schools and HCWC, Inc. (Healthy Connections Wellness Center).
Now we can all give a little hope to the good people of West Virginia. Providing these backpacks means one less thing for each West Virginia family to worry about. Let's come together to help in this small way - no donation is too small!
We have a just over a month to fill these packs before school begins!
Thank you for giving whatever you can to help a child get back to school with a full backpack in August.
Please share our campaign and give as generously as you can. Stay up to date on Challenge Prep's efforts to help with the WV Flood victims on Facebook.
We haven't reached our goal financially by any means, and we continue to appreciate you sharing our campaign. We committed to 500 backpacks and they have been delivered, but we still need funds to come in to help pay our volunteers back. Many of them simply fronted the money to help the cause!
Stay tuned for more info and photos of how we have been helping the students of Bridge and Clendenin Elementary. Thank you and please, continue to spread the word about our campaign.
Recently, supplies were brought down all the way from Indianapolis. We thank West Virginia resident Melissa Huffman for storing these supplies to get them ready for back to school this month. She is a third grade teacher at Bridge Elementary School.
As we get closer and closer to the start of school, please continue to share our campaign. We still have needs for supplies, and we are committed to outfitting these children with backpacks this month.
Imagine not being able to jump in your car to get your child what he or she needs because your car and all your belongings are gone.
For children in this situation, going back to school will be helpful, giving them structure and stability, but they still need basic supplies and a backpack. Please continue to share our campaign with friends. Challenge each to give just $5. Thank you for your help.
Please share with someone that can give just $5 today. Can we get to $1300 - 10% of our goal before the sun goes down?
Wonderful news. I was afraid the campaign was stalling. If you haven't chosen a source for your backpacks yet you might want to check out DollarDays online. They have solid color ones for 3-4 dollars depending on size.