Education is a game changer. Education provides pathways out of poverty for children and youth by opening up new opportunities for a better future. Back to school is an expensive time of year, and for far too many families in Oxford County, those additional costs are an unbearable burden.
Supplies 4 Students is a program hosted by United Way Oxford in partnership with many other partner organizations. Over the years, with your support, Supplies 4 Students has provided thousands of students in Oxford County with the opportunity to shop locally for their school supplies.
Through the Supplies 4 Students program, families are able to replace an old back pack, buy new crayons, or put the money toward a scientific calculator. The program sets out to provide financial support to Oxford County students and families in a dignified manor while providing the opportunity to receive guidance on efficient spending. We are currently working with local members of the Supplies4Students collaborative to determine how we adapt this year in order to meet safety requirements. We also recognize that the impact of the last few months, combined with the changing school situation anticipated for the fall, may alter what supplies are needed and how many families will need the additional supports.
We invite you to help make a difference for local families that are marginalized and living in poverty or struggling to just get by. If you are interested in supporting Supplies 4 Students, contact United Way Oxford at (519) 539-3851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding registration, volunteering, fundraising efforts or donations and they will be happy to direct you.
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