One22 Resource Center is holding a school-supply drive to collect needed items for some families in the community who may need assistance, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.
Donated items may be dropped off through Sept. 4 at the Teton County Library and One22 Resource Center on the St. John’s Episcopal Church campus, 170 Glenwood St.
The resource center will coordinate with families throughout and after the drive to provide needed supplies. Staff will also work to verify whether qualifying families have applied for the free/reduced lunch program, as well as “discuss the WEHAP housing assistance application through the Wyoming Community Development Authority for rent and mortgage assistance,” according to a press release.
A list of desired supplies for Teton County students in kindergarten through fifth grade can be found at One22jh.org/school-supply-drive.
“Back to school season this year is unique, and we know that families are dealing with stresses of financial insecurity and planning for their children to have a positive back to school experience,” said One22 Resource Center Director of Education and Outreach Isabel Zumel. “We want to show our support for these families and have an opportunity to interface with clients and new clients dealing with different needs than in previous years. Housing, food, supplies and more are concrete steps to ensuring that a family and our school children are ready and supported for the beginning of school.”