In 2015-2016 there were 71 elementary schools listed as Title 1 in Salt Lake County. Let’s help these schools and their students get the extra help they need by donating school supplies in August 2017. Click HERE to make a cash donation via PayPal and have us do the shopping for you, or HERE to sign up to donate supplies and give back in our community.
To be an eligible Title I school, at least 40% of a school’s students must be from low-income families who qualify under the United States Census’s definition of low-income, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
As a result of the conditions that often affect families who are poor, these children often fall behind in school and require additional resources to catch up and stay on track.
**Update August 25, 2017**
Today with the help of quite a few volunteers we filled 411 backpacks with 535 boxes of colored pencils, 851 rulers, 349 bottles of glue, 764 notebooks, 2,495 large erasers, 1,516 boxes of crayons, 20,703 #2 pencils, 204 pens, 119 dry erase markers, 3,113 kid scissors, 871 boxes of markers, 1,815 glue sticks and 981 folders making this our biggest Back to School Supply Drive yet. Thank you to all that donated and to those that helped pack the backpacks for Salt Lake County’s Title 1 schools and The Road Home. You guys really are the best! Oh, and something else happened today too. KUTV2 News interviewed our founder, Kelly Wood, and during the interview Sterling Neilsen from Mountain America Credit Union surprised her with $500.00 for our Back to School Supply Drive. How exciting is that!?! Check back soon for a link to the interview and more photos from today.