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School Supply Assistance

NOTE:  On-Going Services require current active participation in at least one other Moneytalk program working toward becoming financially stable.

Exceptions are being made due to COVID-19 until further notice.

Goal:

When students arrive on the first day of school without a backpack, the supplies on the supply list, and new clothes, they are an instant target for bullying.  This service is designed to help these students get their school year off to a good start and help them have a good learning environment.

The School Supply Assistance service helps families in need by providing backpacks and all of the school supplies on their supply list.  These families can then use the money they saved for other necessities such as rent, utilities, and gas for the car.

Key Target Dates:

The 2021-2022 school year will be the first year using this school supply assistance process.  This will be similar to a grant application process.  The amount of funds received will be a primary determining factor for the number of students who will receive support.

As with all Ongoing Support Services, parent(s) will need to attend at least one financial literacy workshop or financial coaching session.  This is to be a hand-up, not a hand-out.

The dates below are the current target dates for key milestones in the process:

  • March 1st – School Supply Assistance application window opens
  • April 30th – School Supply Assistance application window closes
  • May 1st – Funds needed for school supplies will be received (no more than 10% remaining in pledges)
  • May 15th – Assistance awards announced
  • June 1st – Acquire school supply lists for awarded students from the schools
  • June 15th – School supplies ordered
  • Aug 1st week – Backpacks filled (depending on COVID restrictions at the time)
  • Aug 15th – Backpacks are distributed (depending on COVID restrictions, parents may be allowed to shop)

Donation, Volunteer, & Sponsor Opportunities:

There are many opportunities to get involved in providing this much needed service to support children in need and their families.

  • Financial donations are a critical piece.  Moneytalk will use the funds to purchase items in bulk at a discounted price allowing your money to go much further.  Where you can buy 1 item, we can purchase 10 of that same item.
  • Donate specific school supplies
  • Volunteer to help unload delivery of supplies, sort the supplies, and pack the backpacks
  • Volunteer to help when families come to pick up their backpacks

NOTE: The amount of funds received will be a primary determining factor for the number of students who will receive support.

Sponsor Benefits:

There are many opportunities to get involved in providing this much needed service to support children in need and their families.

  • Financial donations are a critical piece.  Moneytalk will use the funds to purchase items in bulk at a discounted price allowing your money to go much further.  Where you can buy 1 item, we can purchase 10 of that same item.
  • Donate specific school supplies
  • Volunteer to help unload delivery of supplies, sort the supplies, and pack the backpacks
  • Volunteer to help when families come to pick up their backpacks

We recognize some businesses would rather sponsor, donate, and provide grants anonymously.  We will respect your wishes and keep your support anonymous.

Lots of ways to donate:

Donations for the fundraiser can be made directly on this site, GoFundMe Charity, Paypal Giving Fund, Venmo, or by mail.

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Postal mail is always an option:

Attn:  School Supply

PO Box 860184

Shawnee, KS 66286

Donate through Venmo.  There are no platform fees.  The transaction fee is 3% for credit cards.  There is no fee when a Venmo balance, bank account, or debit card is used.

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