The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72265 Message #1243270
Posted By: Blackcatter
09-Aug-04 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Subject: RE: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Here's what we've had to do in Central Florida to help our kids and teachers stock there book bags and classrooms with "required" supplies.
A Gift For Teaching
♥ Almost half of the students can't afford lunch, much less school supplies.
♥ Some kids go to school without socks, underwear or showers.
♥ Teachers spend an average of $500 a year to help care for their students' needs.
♥ School supply budgets only allocate five cents a day for each student.
♥ Our Mission
The mission of A Gift For Teaching is to ensure that children in Central Florida have the basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community's surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers and school children in need. The schools participating are from the most impoverished areas, based on the percentage of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.