Here we go again folks. School starts in Metro Nashville Next Wednesday. When I was growing up, I always loved going shopping for my new school supplies and will never forget the smell of a fresh box of Crayola crayons. Unfortunately so many kids in the Metro-Nashville area do not get that experience. There are over 86,000 children in Metro Nashville Schools who are classified below poverty level, and a few of those children live in my neighborhood. Many families are struggling and parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be successful. It costs an average of $75 per child for back to schools supplies, so this can be a heavy burden. With that being said, I have organized a school supplies drive for around 50 children that live on Katie Hill.
Next Tuesday night, we will be having our “Back To School” Cookout and “Nashville’s Night Out Against Crime” event at Katie Hill. Along with activities and food provided by local restaurants, we will be handing out school supplies and backpacks. With it just being one short week to go, I’m going to need all the help I can get. So here is how you can help.
Attached you will find a list of items we are in need of. If you would like to buy the supplies, I would be more than happy to come pick them up or arrange a place to drop off.
- If you do not have time to do shopping, that’s not a problem. I can take cash, check, or pay pal directly to LynclairLangley@gmail.com Which is a very easy process with the Paypal I phone application or on a computer and does not cost you anything.
I am so thankful for everyone who has contributed to the kids in our community over the past year. These little people are our future and I think its only fair we shower them with love, and that includes the simple things …. Like school supplies. As always, email me with any questions.
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