Free School Supplies

Posted: Aug 03, 2010 1:33 PM CDT Updated: Aug 03, 2010 2:32 PM CDT

posted by: Kim Jackson

Claremore -It’s time to head back to school, but some students need help when it comes to supplies. A family of four can expect to spend nearly 500-bucks on back to school budgets. Newschannel 8’s Kim Jackson says help is available, in Green Country.

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.


School supplies
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
John 3:16
Saturday, August 14, 10 a.m. to 4pm
Call 592-1186

Supplies and Clothing
First Presbyterian Church, Sand Springs
August 16 – 18th
Call 245-5183

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