WATCH: Supply Zone Free Backpacks and School Supplies Event Underway at Clearlake Education Center
By Space Coast Daily // July 27, 2019
2,500 children will receive new backpacks filled with school supplies
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The Supply Zone for Teachers hosted the 17th Annual Back to School Giveaway Event to benefit disadvantaged students on Saturday at Clearlake Education Center. Approximately 2,500 children enrolled in the Free or Reduced Lunch program received new backpacks filled with school supplies.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Supply Zone for Teachers will host the 17th Annual Back to School Giveaway Event to benefit disadvantaged students on July 27 at Clearlake Education Center.
Approximately 2,500 children enrolled in the Free or Reduced Lunch program will receive new backpacks filled with school supplies.
They will also be given books, brief dental screenings and dental supplies, eye and diabetes screenings, gift certificates for haircuts, and other benefits.
Additionally, there will be free games, STEM activities, and fun safety demonstrations. Families must have pre-registered for the event in order to participate.
In Brevard County, more than 42,000 students qualified for Free or Reduced Lunch during the 2017/2018 school year, and more than 2,300 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.
The Back to School Giveaway 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 SMTC Corporation, Parrish Healthcare, Florida KidCare, jCARES, Melbourne and Rockledge Regional Medical Centers, Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts, The Viera Company, and others have donated funds or collected school supplies for the giveaway.
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. Individuals interested in learning more about the Supply Zone or the Back to School Giveaway Event should visit the Brevard Schools
Foundation website at brevardschoolfoundation.org
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