As students prepare to return to school on Monday, Aug. 17, the Boys & Girls Club is helping with the effort by providing free school supplies for all students in Vernon ISD & Northside ISD. Salvation Army is providing supplies to Harrold ISD.
“We are providing supplies to all students from Pre-K – 12th grade,” Sarah Hernandez, Club executive director, said. “We are waiting to hear back numbers of students by grade level from the area schools to see if we can provide for Northside and Harrold too.”
Hernandez said there will not be a big event for students to pick up supplies, rather the supplies will be awaiting them on the first day of school at the schools.
“For those students that will attend school online, your supplies will be delivered to you after enrollment,” she added.
Hernandez noted that the club was able to purchase the following (supplies differ by grade): pencils, pens, highlighters, crayons, glue, glue sticks, watercolors, colored pencils, markers, school boxes, pencil bags, rulers, dry erase markers, erasers, pencil top erasers, dividers, binders, folders, index cards, notebooks, composition notebooks, notebook paper, Mead journals, backpacks, individual hand sanitizers, earbuds, washable masks.
Hernandez noted that some elective classes will require additional supplies that will be the responsibility of the student. (For example: creative writing requires a wireless mouse)
High schoolers will receive all basic supplies needed.
“For those wishing to help, we still need the following items, Hernandez said. “There include ziploc bags quart size and gallon size (225 boxes of each, -baby wipes (60 packages).
“Those that would like to contribute financially, you can do so by visiting our website at vernonbgc.org,” she noted.
Additional groups that have volunteered to help pack bag included First Baptist Church Missions, Brian Pounds and Bob Diekmann.