This year, 1 in 10 TSD Students Needed School Supplies
TEF staff, donors and volunteers filled 1,500 backpacks with school supplies in July to be ready for the new school year. That number means that 1 in every 10 students in Thompson School District needs help, 10% of our students.
School supplies directly impact students. HKS makes backpacks filled with supplies available to any student who needs one. Often, these economically vulnerable students have multiple stress points in their family life that can interfere with focus in the classroom. Having necessary school supplies provided for the first day of school removes one of these stressors immediately, opening a pathway to confidence and classroom success.
Thompson Education Foundation welcomes donations for Help Kids Succeed. When making a decision as to how much to help, consider that a new backpack filled with supplies for a K-12 student can cost $75 or more. Working with purchasing partners, TEF is able to provide the same backpack for $20, allowing more students to benefit from program donations. Your gift of $20 helps one student; $100 helps five students. TEF accepts monetary donations for this program all year round.
Our Volunteers Make HKS Possible! We had over 250 volunteers help with the 2018 event. Thank you!
While school children celebrate summer break, with summer weather activities…splashing in the pool, racing around playgrounds, reading books and catching the drips from ice cream cones,
Thompson Education Foundation (TEF) staff and volunteers are focused on the Help Kids Succeed (HKS) school supply program in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Because of the discounts TEF can receive on supplies, we do not offer a long-term community supply pick up/delivery opportunity.
Need Help with School Supplies?
If your family needs help with obtaining school supplies, please request backpacks in August 2018 at the school your student is registered to attend.
For example, if you have an elementary student and a middle school student, a backpack should be requested at each school (supplies differ between elementary/middle/high).