School may be letting out for the summer, but The Storehouse of Collin County is already working to meet the back-to-school needs of children in Collin County. The nonprofit is asking the community for monetary donations for its annual Backpack Distribution beginning on June 18 with a donation deadline of July 18. Backpacks filled with supplies, along with a gift card for school uniforms, will be distributed to more than 500 registered pantry clients in early August.
This year, The Storehouse is encouraging monetary donations instead of individual supplies in order to maximize the number of items it can acquire by purchasing in bulk from corporate partners and retailers. A donation of $50 will cover a child’s backpack ($15), a basic set of school supplies ($20), and a gift card ($15) for school uniforms.
“The Storehouse has developed some fantastic relationships in the community and can successfully stretch dollars by working closely with our corporate partners and buying exactly what is needed in bulk,” said Candace Winslow, the new executive director of The Storehouse of Collin County. “We are excited to be working with St. Andrew’s youth department this year to have the high school students write notes of encouragement – wishing the kids ‘good luck’ for the new school year – to be inserted into each backpack.”
“For those struggling to put food on the table, school supplies are far outside family budgets,” added Winslow. “By contributing, you are helping us to lift this expensive burden for so many families. Last year, one family shared that not only is this is one less thing they had to worry about when preparing for the school year, but it also showed her children the importance of being prepared and having what they needed when they started school.”
Checks may be made out to The Storehouse of Collin County and mailed to:
5801 West Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Please put “Back to School” in the memo line.
Donations may also be made online on our website: www.thestorehousecc.org/schoolsupplies
For any questions, visit www.thestorehousecc.org or call (469) 385-1815.The Storehouse of Collin County >
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