Atlanta organizations prepare children for school

August 5, 2013 by  

Thanks to a number of campaigns organized by local businesses and groups, underprivileged children in Atlanta, Georgia are to receive help in obtaining the supplies they need to be ready to return to classes later this month.

The supply drives, which are sponsored by a range of companies in the area, are calling for people to donate stationery and backpacks.

Communities in Schools (CIS) has teamed up with Walmart stores and Villa Rica to encourage donations, which will be accepted until August 18.

The Children’s Restoration Network, which is based in Atlanta, is also partnering with Kroger to launch the 19th annual Back 2 School program.

According to the executive director of the local chapter of CIS, Cynthia Langley, the organization wants to provide underprivileged children with necessary school equipment to help them develop during the year.

Although Langley admits that the group won’t be able to provide every child with a full range of equipment, she is hoping to have some supplies ready for those who turn up for school without anything. Suggested donations include notepaper, pencils, glue sticks, crayons, and exercise books.

A sweepstake will be hosted on Twitter, with backpacks full of equipment given away to the lucky winners. In addition, the organizations concerned may appreciate promotion with the help of local flyer printing services.

CIS works closely with parents and children to spot and prevent issues which may lead to pupils dropping out at a later date – this often includes a lack of suitable equipment.