Foreword by Richard Grooms
Many schools in America have funding issues and can’t afford to restock school books or supply the needs of students who’s families CAN’T afford school supplies. Which is a growing problem. One solution is for every town and every city in America to create a ‘School Supply Donation House’. Where the public can donate pencils, backpacks, pens, writing paper and other school supplies.
Any family in any location could bring their kids to any of the ‘School Supply Donation Houses’ and get free school gear. Each School Supply Donation House could also provide clothing and shoes for school kids in need. And supplies like paint, paint brushes, brooms, mops or any other maintenance supplies could be donated and issued to the schools to help reduce maintenance costs.
Every year, millions of tons of books and other school supplies are donated to charities, who re-sell them. Some of these items could be donated to School Supply Donation Houses and used in a progressive way. To actively help our schools and school children. With funds for schools on a constant up and down slide, because of failing school bond levies.
The best solution is to encourage donations on a national scale (community wide) and fuel the donations into upgrading the schools. And in making sure our school children have what they need in material terms to help ease the educational process.
You’d be surprised how many families in America can’t afford to buy their kids school supplies…or school clothes; millions! Or how many schools can’t afford to buy paint and other maintenance supplies to keep up the schools in top condition. The U.S. public could have a profound positive effect just by donating goods to schools and our school children.
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