School’s open and it is time to do your back to school shopping. What happens when you have 45 kids to shop for? And you thought you had it bad! We have 45 children that we have to get ready every time school’s open for the new year, that is a lot of shopping and coordinating!
Getting Ready for When School’s Open
Back to school shopping – Four different uniforms – shirt, pants/skirt, shoes, socks, belt, hat – per child, 45 kids – that’s 180 shirts, 180 skirts/pairs of pants, 180 pairs of shoes, 180 pairs of socks, 180 belts and 180 hats, just for the first week of school!
But kids grow – fast – and wear things out – fast.
They go through three complete sets of everything each year.
And there are knap sacks.
And pencil cases. And all the stuff that goes in pencil cases.
And the notebooks for every subject.
And try this on for size: every kid we graduate from 9th grade – a minor miracle around here – and send to high school adds $1,000 to the budget. When we graduate a young person from high school – a major miracle – and send him/her to university it adds at least $5,000. Success is costly!
So far, we have a 100% graduation rate.
Our mission is to educate our kids for a future free from poverty. School costs are everything to us. They are our mission costs.
You can help.
Join our mission. Please donate what you can to help us get the kids ready for back to school.
Together we can ensure all the Warm Heart kids a brighter future.
Do you shop at Amazon for back to school supplies? Do us a REALLY big favor! When you add Warm Heart as your Charity at Amazon, everytime you shop Amazon donates to Warm Heart. Helps us with our back to school shopping for our 45 kids!