While the summer sun is still shining and children are out of school, officials with El Paso’s own Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home are already preparing for the upcoming school year.
To that end, the home has kicked off their donation drive for the 2017-18 school year. According to officials with the home, many of the children in their care have never started the school year with a new outfit or uniform.
“The stress of going to a new school is pressure enough, without having to worry what other kids think and feeling inadequate because of old, worn clothes.”
A donation of $30 can purchase a complete school uniform for one child. Just $150 will dress a child for success at school with three complete uniforms and a new pair of shoes.
“At Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home it is our priority to give our children the same childhood experiences as any other child in the schools, the feeling of excitement as they get ready for another academic school year. To succeed, they need basic school supplies, including pens, pencils, backpacks, notebooks, uniforms and of course, new shoes,” officials added.
Donors can make an important contribution to the kids by donating school supplies. Home officials say, “In-kind gifts allow us to spend more of our budget dollars on critical services for children and families.”
Following is their wish list for school supplies; the list is by no means exhaustive. If you have something else to donate, please suggest it.
Donations of any of the following are greatly appreciated:
- RED Pens
- USB Drives
- Locks for school lockers
- Poster board/display board
- Plastic sheet protectors
- Graphing paper
- Composition books
- 3 prong plastic folders
- Ziplock bags (quart and gallon)
- Copy paper
Markers, assorted colors and sizes
3 and 5 subject notebooks
College ruled Loose-leaf notebook paper
Three-ring binders (2″ and 3″)