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Jefferson County Schools Needs Your Help
Jefferson County Schools Need Your Help
It doesn't cost much for a few school supplies and it will mean so much to a child trying to learn and is staying in school.. Can you help out with this need or spare some of your time to help?
School Supply Drive for 5,000 Jefferson County Children in Need
Provided by: Jeffco Action Center Article Contributed on: 7/14/2010 11:32:34 AM
In Jefferson County, 11,800 children live in poverty and of that, 2,400 are actually homeless. Jeffco Action Center distributes basic school supplies to thousands of low-income students every year. This year, an expected 5,000 or more students are in need of valuable school supplies to help them start the school year right. Registered families will receive supplies August 9 th through the 14 th at O'Connell Middle School.
According to the National Retail Federation's 2009 Back to School Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, the average family with students in grades K-12 is expected to spend $548.72 on school merchandise. The economy is having a major impact on back-to-school spending. For families struggling to pay for food, utilities and housing, the money is simply not there.
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