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6 Ways to Help Send Kids Back to School

June 22, 2010

Phoenix Rescue Mission is sending over 1,200 kids from Phoenix area Title 1 School Districts back to school with all the gear they’ll need for fall and we need your help.

Children who qualify for our program come from families who can’t afford to provide school lunch for their kids and in many cases are coming to the Mission for food boxes to keep them afloat. Imagine the anxiety these families feel knowing the beginning of a new school year is on the horizon with no money for necesssary school supplies. Every single child needs the chance to thrive in school and you help make that happen this summer.

Here are 6 ways you can help: 

1.  Stuff a Backpack – Fill a backpack with these basic school supplies and drop off at our Family Outreach Center at 3532 West Thomas, STE 9 in Phoenix. 

  • crayons
  • pencils
  • pens
  • erasers
  • markers
  • highlighters
  • pencil boxes/pouches
  • glue
  • folders
  • pencil sharpeners
  • rulers
  • blunt and sharp scissors
  • 1” 3-ring binders
  • colored pencils
  • wide ruled filler paper
  • wide ruled spiral notebooks
  • composition books

2.  Donate a Uniform –  White polo shirts and navy bottoms are the uniform of choice for the school districts participating in our program and can be dropped off at the Family Outreach Center. 

3.  Buy a $15 Payless Shoe Source Gift Card – To buy shoes for little feet and drop off at the Family Outreach Center.

4.  Sponsor a Child – $80.00 outfits a child with a filled backpack, uniform and shoes. We do the shopping for you! Make a donation online or send a check or money order payable to Phoenix Rescue Mission, PO Box 6708, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6708 (Be sure to write “Back-To-School” on the memo line).
5.  Organize a School Supply Drive – We need any and all of the items listed above and drives are a fun way to get your friends, family and coworkers involved. Contact Marlena to start your drive.

6.  Buy in bulk at  –School supplies by the case will be sent directly to the Mission.

Find out more and download printable flyers and checklists on our website.  

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