In third grade was when I noticed that some of my classmates had emptier school bags than me. My mom taught me to be aware of how fortunate I am, but I never really understood what she meant until I started comparing my back to school loot with others. That is when most of my supplies started to go “missing” because I’d give them away. Eventually, my mom caught on and after applauding my intentions, grounded me for lying.
Thanks to sponsors Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Restaurants, Office Depot and St. Elizabeth Hospital, and with assistance from Volunteers in Public Schools and Volunteer Ascension, WBRZ’s school supply drive is in its fifth year. Collection Day is this Wednesday, July 18 from or 6:00AM to 6:30PM at Office Depot locations on College Drive and Airline Highway in Gonzales. According to the East Baton Rouge School Board, Office Depot locations will continue accepting donations next week.
Raising Canes is also adding a refreshing spin to the donation drive by accepting donations between now and July 18th at all of their Greater Baton Rouge locations, and donors will be rewarded with a cup of their famous freshly squeezed lemonade.
Livingston Parish is also accepting donations for, “Assess the Need” between now and August 8th.
School supply drives are just one way to make sure that kids have the tools they need to succeed. Now kids can share because they like the colors, not because there aren’t enough.
What to bring? WBRZ makes donating easy by posting supplies that are needed.
Locations for “Stuff the Bus” on July 18th:
Office Depot Office Depot
3116 College Drive 703 North Airline Highway
Baton Rouge Gonzales
For families with growing kids, the “Uniforms for Kids” drive is a way to pay it forward even more by donating new or used school uniforms.
Photo Credit: Ascension Parish’s Facebook