Attending school can be especially challenging for children experiencing homelessness. Thanks to a generous donation of backpacks filled with school supplies, courtesy of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, 100 children in Sacramento County will be better prepared for school this year. The donations also help show the students that the community values their success.
“Many experiencing homelessness are living day-to-day, so this donation will support students by helping them be prepared for school,” said Jacque Serrano, Project Specialist with the Project TEACH homeless services program.
Half the backpacks are filled with supplies for elementary students, while the remainder contain essentials for secondary students.
“They’re fun and colorful with all the basic, essential tools to get someone started,” said Holly Brown, School and Community Relations Specialist for SchoolsFirst.
“We are really grateful,” added Serrano. “Our students and families really need hope and inspiration right now.”
About Project TEACH
For more than 30 years, Project TEACH has promoted the educational success of children experiencing homelessness. The homeless services program coordinates with local school districts, charter schools, and other agencies, emphasizing parent/guardian involvement through workshops at family shelter agencies.
Update 9/2/21: Clarified Project TEACH is recipient of donated supplies