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Annual School Supply Drive
May 18 July 30
From May through July 30th, you can join others in a movement that will help create successful educational outcomes for children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program! By participating in the 2018 School Supply Drive, your generous donation will benefit mentees (Littles) and their school-aged siblings who come from many types of family structures, different social-economic levels, ethnic backgrounds, and schools across all communities.
Last year, over 400 children were served through the Big Brothers Big Sisters School Supply Drive! Through donations and our mentoring services:
- 98% of those children who benefited were promoted to the next grade level or graduated
- 98% stayed out of the juvenile justice system
- 95% increased their scholastic competency
This year your tax-deductible donation will have a dramatic impact on the lives of many more children!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Your financial donation will be used to provide a new backpack filled with school supplies for each Little and their siblings. Did you know that our School Supply Drive is supported entirely by charitable donations? We encourage you to make a difference today by considering making a donation of $30 or more to help a child get excited for the new school year! Online donations are accepted HERE! Note: Establish a Group Name if you’d like to keep track of how much your group raises. Enter it in the “Group name” section of the donation form.
Hold a general school supply drive to collect supplies at your place of work, worship, civic organization, social circle or simply donate supplies/funds as an individual. You may also “adopt” a certain number of children for which you provide backpacks and supplies. All donated supplies will need to be dropped off at the nearest Big Brothers Big Sisters office. To view a list of suggested supplies, click HERE.
Now you can purchase supplies and backpacks online through Educational Products Inc.! If you prefer not to go out and purchase supplies, order online and EPI will take care of delivering the items to Big Brothers Big Sisters! Click HERE and enter code BIG013 to view the discounted prices on school supplies and backpacks.
Please consider donating a new pair of shoes, youth size 1 or larger, in honor of former Little Brother DuQuan Meyers. DuQuan was passionate about providing shoes to those less fortunate than himself, and we want to help continue his legacy. All donations can be delivered to our Tarrant County office, located at 205 W. Main St., Arlington TX, 76010. Donations will be accepted July 11th – July 27th.
With your generous donation, BBBS will serve children in our communities by ensuring they have what they need to kick off a great school year! Each donor will receive a receipt from BBBS for charitable tax-reporting purposes.
Thank you for your support in helping the children of Texas this school year. You are truly making a BIG difference!
Please contact Natalia Mendoza if you have any further questions or to arrange donation drop-off:
Natalia Mendoza – Program Event Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters, firstname.lastname@example.org – 817-709-8865.
DEADLINE TO COLLECT DONATIONS IS Monday, July 30, 2018!