Supplies for Scholars
Since 2013 Supplies For Scholars, a program of Strengthening Families, has served over 4,300 Delaware County students ranging from Kindergarten (Pre-Kindergarten) through 12th grade. Last year alone we served over 2,000 children! That’s 500 more than anticipated! This year we are expecting even more! In order to meet the demand we are in need of sponsors and individual donations.
To better serve the community, in 2016 four mobile sites were made available in Sunbury, Ashley, Ostrander, and Lewis Center. This year we will be adding the Strengthening Families Store at Willis Education Center to serve families who are unable to attend any of the other events.
Giving back, seeing so many smiles, hearing the excitement in their voices and getting heartfelt thank you's from so many happy kids and families is incredibly rewarding, and so very joyful. We’d love to have you join us as an event sponsor, or to make a donation through our virtual backpack this year.
Main Event Date: July 27, 2018 9am-11am at Willis Education Center
Mobile Sites 12p-2p:
July 9: All Shepherds Lutheran, Lewis Center
Date TBD: Ostrander
July 18: Sunbury (Sponsored by OhioHealth)
July 25: Ashley (Sponsored by DelCo Water)
Check out our Virtual Backpack to DONATE virtually
Groups can provide Toiletry Kits
Purchase any quantity of items from our Amazon Wish List to be delivered to our location.
THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SUPPLIES FOR SCHOLARS SPONSORS!
"Last year one of our volunteers was out in town and spotted one of the students that he helped shop for his school supplies this past summer at a mobile Supplies for Scholars event. The mother recognized our volunteer. She went up to him and said how much she appreciated the school supplies that helped out her son and that it was really nice not to worry about the burden of finding a way to buy what was needed to start his school year. She said it made a big difference and was such a blessing."