For the past several years, Family Advocates has been the fortunate recipient of the Back to School Drive through Scripps Media and Albertsons. I know what you're thinking, "Aren't these the two businesses that support Family Advocates through the Community Baby Shower?" The answer is YES. To borrow a phrase from one of our Guardians ad Litem, Sue Walch, how cool is that?!
Last year, we were surprised by the team at Albertsons with cart-loads of school supplies as well as a $1,000 check to promote school readiness for our kiddos. The impact was phenomenal. We were able to fill 201 backpacks of all grades for children involved with our programs. We held shopping days where families could stop by and fill a backpack full of essential school items and where volunteers helped the kids pick out the coolest items for their ages. This year, we will be hosting another round of school shopping days and are seeking volunteers to help our kiddos shop the first week in August. If you, your family, and your friends are interested in helping one of those days, please contact us and we'll fill you in on the details.
For more information on last year's event, check out http://www.albertsons.com/schoolsupply/ and stay tuned for details on how many backpacks we are able to fill this year!