It's not too late to drop some extra supplies off for your local school! Extra school supplies - even if it's only a few things - can change a students school year. Lice kits when that outbreak happens will allow families strapped financially to receive the care they need. Quarters for families to do needed laundry or take public transportation to doctors appointments or even help their kids get to and from school would be a gift. Used clothes for folks who just moved suddenly, suffered a hardship like flood or fire, or who simply cannot afford new clothes for the new school year. Healthy snacks to be shared with kids who don't always get enough to eat each day. Be the difference for those in need, those facing hardship, those in frightening and new situations this school year. YOU can be the difference for those kids!
What an amazing article. Kudos to the principals of these schools who identified a need and to Whirlpool for stepping up to the plate to fill the need. The statistics are phenomenal. We may not be able to place laundry facilities in all of our schools but here's were a roll of quarters placed in the school principal or school nurses care could make all the difference in attendance, confidence and success for a family in need. A $10 roll of quarters may be nothing for some of us but EVERYTHING to a struggling family. Gather a group of friends to donate a roll of quarters to your local school this year! Take An Extra Bag to support your local school and families today!
"After we started the program, he was more excited about coming, and he started to be actively engaged in class. He didn’t feel like an outsider anymore.”
"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" I have so many friends absolutely giddy that the kids will be heading back to school soon but it's a stressful time for our neighbors and friends struggling. While you're out Back To School shopping PLEASE consider the kids who are starting off this school year with little to nothing.
**Could you commit to buying one extra item of the same things you're buying for the kids in your lives and donate the supplies to your local school.
**Buy one extra backpack to donate the school
**Maybe you could pick up some extra classroom supplies like disinfecting wipes, tissues, or dry eraser board markers.
**Pick up a lice treatment kit to donate to the school nursing office for a child in need
**Donate a roll of quarters to the principals office for families in need of help with laundry or public transportation to doctors appointments
**Have your kids outgrown their school uniforms? Wash them up real nice and donate them to the school for families who are struggling to purchase those items for their kids
**Pick up some of those 10for$10 snacks so that kids who get sent to school without a meal might grab a snack in the nurses or principals office to sustain them through the day
We're nothing without each other and it's so easy to help. Please Take An Extra Bag while back to school shopping and help out the families with school aged kids in your communities!
Happy EMS week to my friends and colleagues who do what is a thankless, dangerous job out in the traffic, elements, and rough areas without batting an eye. We nurses are nothing without all of you and the amazing work you do. Thank you!
Will you be in Florida near Point Verde Beach for spring break? K9S FOR WARRIORS is saving lives in an unexpected way. The amazing thing about this group is their rescue is two-fold: they rescue dogs from shelters, train them and then those dogs rescue their new soldier-parents. How beautiful is that? It's an extensive but proven program that includes a three week stay for the veteran to include immersion and training with their new dog. They are seeking funding, gift cards to pet supply stores, and, believe it or not, casseroles to feed the vets who are there for their 3 week training stay. Will you be near Ponte Verde Beach, Florida? Fill their freezers with casseroles, boxes of cereals, snack packs and more!!! http://www.k9sforwarriors.org/
Kari Stiles, RN, BSN, WCCN, CRRN. Philadelphia Metro Area, Pennsylvania.