Back to school shopping can be such an exciting time for children. They get to start fresh. New teacher, new supplies and new possibilities.
For some children in the community, back to school is not such a happy time. Although, these children may love school, they may also be reminded that their family does not have the income for supplies.
A recent study stated that the average American family will spend over $900 on back to school preparation and purchases. When a family is living paycheck to paycheck and are barely making ends meet, there is nothing left over to buy the necessities for supplying their children with the essentials for back to school.
Brianna Dregier, a Girl Scout working on her Gold Award, saw this need in her community and decided to do something about it. She will host a fun fair and collect school supplies and new or used backpacks. Brianna will refurbish used backpacks and then donate filled backpacks to students in need.
Brianna’s collection will take place on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lee Way grassy area of the St. Margaret Church in Bel Air. If the event is rained out, the collection will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at noon.
Brianna will also keep a collection box in the St. Margaret Parish office for a few weeks for collection of donated school supplies.
With all the sales occurring at the various stores in the area, a little money could go a long way in helping students in need begin their school year off right!