Back to School with the Patch!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Stories from The Patch

Do you remember when “back to school” meant freshly sharpened pencils, notebooks, rulers and erasers? The supply lists have grown since then, and it can be hard for families to keep up with the expense! According to The Huffington Post, the average family spent $634.78 on school supplies this year. That’s a significant amount of money for many Patch Parents who live on a tight budget.

Second pres school supplies

Friends from Second Presbyterian Church were all smiles when they brought their donation to The Patch!

Luckily, we have great friends who make sure that the children of The Patch get the shiny new supplies that will put them on track for success! Second Presbyterian Church, Fresenius Medical Care, Faulkner Real Estate, Belles & Beaus Square Dance Club, Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church, Melbourne Heights Baptist Church and private donors supplied us with nearly 150 backpacks! We also received lots of notebooks, pens, folders and other supplies. The children of The Patch are so proud of their new back to school items, and parents were relieved to get the assistance they needed. Thank you for helping us get ready to learn!