VIDEO: Brevard Schools Foundation to Give Away Free Backpacks, School Supplies July 29
By Space Coast Daily // July 19, 2017
2,000 less fortunate children to receive supplies
ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard Schools Foundation will host its 15th Annual Back to School Giveaway Event to benefit disadvantaged students on July 29th at Clearlake Education Center.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Brevard Schools Foundation will host its 15th Annual Back to School Giveaway Event to benefit disadvantaged students on July 29 at Clearlake Education Center.
Over 2,000 children on the Free or Reduced Lunch program will receive new backpacks filled with school supplies. They will also be given hot lunches, books, brief dental screenings, gift certificates for haircuts, and other benefits. Families must have pre-registered for the event to participate.
In Brevard County more than 38,000 students qualified for Free or Reduced Lunch during the 2015/2016 school year, and nearly 2,400 students were registered as homeless.
Due to financial hardship, many of these children come to school without any supplies of their own. As a result, they may struggle to perform at the same level as their peers.
ABOVE VIDEO: On April 6, 2017, the Supply Zone for Teachers reached an incredible milestone of giving away over $1,000,000 in free school supplies to the highest poverty schools in Brevard County, FL.
The Back to School Giveaway Event exists to help level the playing field by providing these children with the tools they need to succeed in school.
This event is a community endeavor and is made possible through the cooperation of many groups and individuals.
Businesses including Parrish Healthcare, MC Assembly, PNC Bank, JACOBS Technology, and others have donated funds or collected school supplies for the giveaway.
ABOVE MAP: Clearlake Education Center, site of the 15th Annual Back to School Giveaway Event to benefit disadvantaged students on July 29.
Any supplies leftover from the Back to School Giveaway will be distributed throughout the year from the Supply Zone for Teachers.
The Supply Zone is an educational resource center that gives free school supplies to teachers from high-poverty schools.
Supplies are either used in the classroom or given directly to students who cannot afford their own.
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