Free School Supplies
Posted: Aug 03, 2010 1:33 PM CDTUpdated: Aug 03, 2010 2:32 PM CDT
Crayons and glue can really add up. It can cost nearly 35-dollars just to get a started on the first day, but parents if you need help, all you have to do is ask.
Stephanie Shahan is a grandmother, raising four grandchildren.
“Its hard, different from when I raised mine,” she said.
So she’s come here to Restore Hope, for a bit of relief.
“It will save a lot because if I don’t’ have to buy school supplies. I will have more money to buy clothing shoes and their accessories,” said Shahan
Volunteers are packing up hundreds of boxes and giving them away, each day. Each box is full of basic supplies. parents may not be able to afford, during summer.
“So you’ve got increased grocery cost, increased utility bills and then you’re hit with kids going back to school and it’s quite a financial burden to do that,” said Sandra Milner, of Restore Hope.
Workers don’t want students burdened, going without.
“If you don’t have the new box of crayons or all the tools the teacher wants you to have then you are not going to be interested in the classroom or learning or anything like that,” said Milner.
Individuals and corporations have donated money and materials. They plan to giveaway 2500 boxes.
Stephanie’s arms are full, but now she doesn’t have to worry about school supplies anymore.
Restore Hope Ministries, 2960 Charles Page Blvd.
Weekdays until Aug. 12; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Supplies, etc. Tulsa Technology Center, Broken Arrow Neighbors
Saturday, 9 a.m. to Noon
Backpacks and Supplies, immunizations
Southwood Baptist Church
Sunday 9 a.m. to noon.
Backpacks, supplies, clothes
Saturday, August 14, 10 a.m. to 4pm
Supplies and Clothing
First Presbyterian Church, Sand Springs
August 16 – 18th