MARIPOSA — Mariposa AAUW is once again hard at work preparing backpacks filled with school supplies for designated middle school students who need assistance throughout our county.
Students without appropriate resources may not have the necessary supplies or pack to carry them in. Each year AAUW volunteers work with the schools to determine the necessary school supplies for the packs. The items include the usual supplies such as binders, folders, rulers, pencil sharpener, markers, highlighters, colored pencils, crayons, and scissors and a backpack or other case to hold them. In recent years, technology support such as flash drives and ear phones have been added.
“Fill day” brings volunteers together to assemble the backpacks which are carefully selected from different manufacturers in different colors and styles so that the students receiving the backpacks blend in with their classmates.
Recipients of the backpacks and school supplies are determined by the school principal, counselor, and teachers with the children and their families’ privacy maintained
AAUW and community members donate items to fill the packs. To lend a hand and donate school essentials that will fill the backpacks for children who may not otherwise have them, please visit www.freegiftregistry.com/backpacks. This site will give you the option to donate money or to donate specific school supplies for the project. Please take a look and see if you can find a way to help some well deserving children in our community.
The site will be open for the month of July.