When Pens and Pencils Aren’t Enough: Taos Community Stuffs Backpacks With Supplies for Students in Need
A $4,000 grant to St. James Episcopal Church on July 28, 2022
Back-to-school time can be especially stressful for the many Taos students whose families can’t afford the school supplies the school district requires. Understanding this problem, members of several local community groups that work with low-income families (e.g., Taos Immigrant Allies, Taos Behavior Health, St. James Episcopal Church, and Twirl) came up with a solution: Work directly with the school district to identify families who need a little help with supplies, then purchase and distribute them to the families. LOR’s funding will be used to meet the back-to-school supply needs for more than 300 K-12 students.
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