New school supplies add to the excitement of a new school year, but according to statistics, more than 8,400 Poudre School District students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program, will likely struggle to purchase school supplies this year.
To combat this struggle, several community groups are joining forces to ensure all PSD students have the necessary school supplies.“Supply Our Students” week will be held Aug. 6-10 to encourage donations of school supplies and to raise awareness about the need.
“Supply Our Students” is a collaborative effort between PSD and Volunteers of America, Colorado State University, the OtterCares Foundation, and Concerned Larimer and Realities for Children.
During “Supply Our Students" week:
• Colorado State University will distribute backpacks and school supplies on Aug. 8 and 9 to elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in the Poudre School District through their “School is Cool” program.
• The OtterCares Foundation will host their annual “Pack2School” backpack and school supply giving event on Aug. 10 at the Northside Aztlan Center located at 112 Willow St.
• The PSD Partnership Center will accept school supply donations for their Teacher’s Closet at 1630 South Stover St. The Partnership Center accepts donations year-round.
For more information, contact Jody Margheim, PSD Partnership & Volunteer Coordinator 490-3207 or at firstname.lastname@example.org