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Surprise! It's Time for Supplies

Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

Admit it, as much as you may have resisted, you’ve begun to see them: back-to-school displays at your local big-box retailer. The mere sight of these end-of-summer staples can inspire a range of emotions, from outright fear and denial in kids, to dreamy memories of going back to school for some new-to-the-working-world young professionals, to perhaps even a sense of impending relief for harried parents. Unfortunately, some of OKC’s less fortunate kids may look at those displays and wistfully wonder, “What if I could have the use of even the most basic non-designer series Trapper Keeper?” Help keep Oklahoma City Public Schoolkids in Trapper Keepers (as well as pencils, paper, rulers, etc.) by donating to the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation’s Teachers Warehouse program. $25 provides a basic set of school supplies to an elementary student, and helps students, parents as well as teachers (often, teachers are forced to foot the bill for supplies when their students’ families cannot afford them). In addition, Team Up OKC’s annual school supply drive aims to replenish the Warehouse, and provides supply dropoff locations throughout the city during the drive, usually in September. Don’t live in OKC Public Schools? Check with your local school district to see how you can donate. Give what you can, in turn giving our kids the best opportunity to achieve in the classroom—and in life.

More info:
http://okckids.com/invest/donate/
http://teamupokc.com/

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