Helping kids start the school year off strong
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Supporting students with the essentials gives them the stepping stones they need to focus on the year ahead.
Capital Edge team members are supporting local students by volunteering time to prepare a drop-off location to accept donations of school supplies as well as donating boxes of supplies for those in need in their communities. Many organizations are preparing to provide backpacks filled with essential school supplies to be distributed to students in need to ready them for the school year. This assures all children begin the school year with the tools needed for success.
Recent studies show that when kids have new school supplies of their own:
– Grades, classroom behavior, and engagement improve
– Self-esteem increases
– Attitudes toward school and learning strengthen
A pencil is not just a pencil for some students. A pencil becomes so much more. Even though the start of school seems far away, you can ensure that the future leaders of tomorrow have the supplies and inspiration they need when the first bell rings so they can walk confidently, smile wider, and dream bigger.
Locally we supported NVFS’ Back2School drive which provides kids and teens across Northern Virginia with backpacks filled with the school supplies that their grade and county require.
They needed help to ensure 1,800+ kids across the region receive new backpacks filled with the school supplies they need before they start school at the end of August.
To learn more visit them online at: Donate to Back2School
Considering holding a school supply drive? Inquire locally for organizations in your area or look to national organizations like Donate to Back2School or the Kids In Need Foundation whose mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.
Timing is critical as many children make their way back to school in the next 2-weeks.