Make A Difference And Be "United for School Success"
United for School Success is a project that aims to help ensure local youth are ready for school and continued success this fall.
The goal is two-prong. One, to collect school supplies like pencils, pocket folders, binders, etc.
The second is to provide the items kids need to have on the first day to be a typical peer --- sneakers, socks and underwear.
Items will be distributed through our five United Way Family and Neighborhood Resource Centers:
Trinity Alliance, Unity House, Mechanicville Area Community Service Center, Schenectady Community Action Program and Schoharie County Community Action Program.
School supplies for children grades K to 8 can average $105-$150 per child. School supplies for older students are much higher due to bigger needs --- more durable backpacks, graphing calculators for math, not even inclusive of the needs to do research/assignments via computer.
Through donations from local businesses and community-minded individuals UNITED, we can make a difference.
School Supplies Needed Include:
- Two Pocket Plastic Folders
- New Backbacks
- Children Sneakers (all sizes)
- Children Underwear (Girls Size 4-6, 8-10; Boys Size 6-8, 10-12)
Thank you for your support!
Children having their needs met at the start of the school year can go a long way towards not only their educational development but can also build their self-confidence and sense of “fitting in”.