Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, from November 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Donations will help replenish Henry County elementary schools’ supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school’s Family Resource Centers. The library will also accept donations of school supplies including glue sticks, crayons, markers, pencils, and scissors.
The need is great. Local schools are handing out 40 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom. Budget cuts have also limited the ability of the Family Resource Centers to provide much needed school supplies for children.
Donations will be distributed evenly to the four elementary schools in Henry County. The schools are: Campbellsburg Elementary, Eastern Elementary, Eminence Elementary, and New Castle Elementary.
The library’s collection of Captain Underpants’ children’s books will be on display (and available to check out) during the Drop Your Drawers campaign.No comments