Jul 06, 2017
Annual donation drive runs through July 31, provides school supplies for students in need
DENVER – July 6, 2017 – Success in the classroom requires the right resources, but for some students in our community, school supplies are unaffordable or hard to come by. To help give students the tools they need to succeed, Denver Human Services (DHS) is hosting GIVE Denver’s 2017 Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive, now through July 31. The annual drive helps fill backpacks with school supplies for hundreds of children each year.
Now in its seventh year, the Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive pairs generous donors with children served by DHS and nominated by DHS child welfare staff. These students receive a backpack filled with school supplies picked out just for them. In 2016, donors helped GIVE Denver provide backpacks of school supplies to 650 students. This year, they hope to raise that number to 800.
“Heading back to school from summer break is stressful for families, especially when parents lack the resources to purchase needed school supplies for their children,” said DHS Executive Director Don Mares. “The GIVE Denver Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive is a great opportunity for our community to play a part in helping children start the school year off on the right track.”
People can donate to the Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive in three ways:
Donors are encouraged to register by July 31 to allow GIVE Denver time to distribute the supplies in advance of the start of the school year. Donors may drop off or mail donations to Denver Human Services c/o GIVE Denver, 1200 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.