It’s the thrill of a new notebook just waiting to be filled out, those new shoes without the grass stains sure to come, and a cool backpack to complete the look. Back to school shopping is always an exciting time of year for kids, though maybe not as fun for parents who don't have the most financial resources.
None of us are completely sure what the coming school year will look like. Students could be back on campuses, fully at home, or somewhere in between, but we need to make sure they are all as prepared as possible to get the best education they can.
Our Back-to-School List
We are having a school supply drive this August 10th-21st to benefit the 40 children of our CAA Esplanade House!
It takes a village to raise a child and we are asking you to help supply a few of them for school. All the kiddos will be doing their distance learning programs from home.
The donations can be dropped off, at 181 E. Shasta Avenue Bldg. 3, Chico, CA. contactless, during office hours from 8:30am-12:00pm and 1pm-4:30pm. Gift cards can also be dropped off after hours through our secure mail slot.
We are asking for donations in both gift cards, preferably from Wal-Mart, and physical school supplies:
Bigger than a Classroom
By being a part of the School Drive for our Esplanade House is doubly exciting because by supporting the kids, you are helping out the parents who are in the process of breaking the cycle of addiction and homelessness for themselves and their children.
Our EH also supports a spirit of education for the little ones with activities like summer reading contests. Intentional programming like this gets the entire family involved as the kids have to do the reading and the parents have to sign off on their reading log. At the end, everyone gets to celebrate together!
We strive for the long term effects of improving lives generationally, and a good education is at the foundation. If you would like to go above and beyond for our Esplanade House, you can also donate through following the link below!