Through our summer donation drive, we were able to raise enough funds to complete our first gifting goal — backpacks and school supplies for 20 middle school children.
For Guinevere’s 12th birthday, we focused on our primary purpose of education and academics to provided backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need. We met with Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) in mid-July to evaluate our gifting goal. We were happy to find that ACS has significant interest in their children’s education. Currently ACS is home to eight middle school children, all of whom will receive a backpack and supplies for the upcoming school year. The additional twelve backpacks will be distributed to children through out the school year as needed.
Each backpack contains all of the items needed for a middle school student:
- Back Pack
- 1 inch Binders: (one of each) White, Blue, Red, Green
- Pocket folders (3)
- Composition book
- 3 Subject spiral notebook or 3 spiral notebooks
- College rules binder paper
- Colored Pencils
- Retractable Pens (black or blue and red ~ (2 each)
- Index 5-tab dividers (2 packages)
- Planner/Calendar – Week @ a glance
- 1 Flash drive
- Graph paper
- Markers (fine tip)
- Kleenex (1 box)
- Zippered Pouch for pens/pencils
- Yellow Highlighters (2)
Thank you to everyone who donated and help support this gifting. Special thanks go out to Candice Murszewski and Christin Smith for their help in making this happen.
We are looking forward to upcoming gifting events. Please help and donate money, time or materials. We will be issuing a wish list for in-kind gifts this month.