It’s still the middle of summer, but it’s not too early to think about heading back to school, with some schools starting up in mid to late August. Last year, the average parent with a K-5th grade student spent almost $100 on school supplies - a big chunk of change whatever your financial situation. In some families, kids don’t have the ability to shop for snazzy new school supplies like a new backpack or a fresh pack of crayons, but many generous nonprofits and neighbors are stepping in to make sure these kids have what they need to learn. Many school supply drives run from mid-July to early August, so now’s the time for you to take action.
Here are six ways you can help make the back-to-school season a little brighter for homeless and low-income kids, awesome teachers, and your local community.