MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Sheriff’s deputies are getting back to basics, preparing to donate much needed school supplies to needy students in rural Madera County.
Next week, a team of deputies plans to visit a handful of elementary schools on the valley floor and in the foothills of Eastern Madera County to deliver what most of us take for granted – backpacks, paper pads, pencils and erasers.
“The price tag often associated with these simple yet essential supplies can be taxing on families struggling to make ends meet,” says Sheriff Anderson. “To ease that financial strain, the Madera County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA) elected to purchase the fundamental tools to make sure every child has what every child needs for the school year.”
Students these days face enough challenges as it is, says DSA President Deputy Mike Motz.
“Something as simple as getting back to basics is one step toward helping to keep our students motivated so that they will want to stay in school,” says Motz. “It is also a good opportunity for us to get a head start on building bridges between law enforcement and our community.”
The DSA Getting Back to Basics Kick-off starts Tuesday Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. at La Vina School (K-8), located at 8594 Road 23.