Many of us are often looking for ways we can support our community. With "back-to-school" festivities just around the corner, the Olathe Publice Schools Foundation is starting their annual school supply drive.
The annual school supply drive provides hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to those students in need.
Think about it. I know for me, back to school shopping was one of my favorite (OK it was probably my only favorite) things about school. Picking out a new backpack, fresh pens and pencils, crisp notebooks filled with empty pages, and the latest crayola trends were among my favorite things related to back to school shopping.
Then, that first day of school you walk in your new classroom, sit down at your desk, pull out your new school supplies, and automatically start sizing yourself up to your competition, thinking to yourself: "Who has the coolest gel pens?" "Oh, Sally has water-color colored pencils!" "Where did Sara find that Lisa Frank binder?"
Now imagine, walking in to school on your first day of class and not having any school supplies. Pretty sad, huh? Not to mention embarrassing.
In this economy, school supplies is the last thing on many families budget list. So let's help out our community by providing educational necessities to those in need.
Heartland Community Church , as well as many other local businesses are among those supporting the Olathe Public Schools Foundation in this years School Supplies Drive.
Here's a list of requested items, purchase what you can and fill your backpack!
Fill a 15'' or larger backpack with:
T1-30 or T1-34 calculator 1" and/or 2" three ring binders 10 pack washable markers (crayola or similar) 4- pack dry erase markers (expo or similar) Tissues Hand Sanitizer Standard school supplies (pencils, pens, glue, erasers, rulers, scissors, notebooks with divider tabs etc)
Deliver backpacks to area drop off locations (as listed on the Foundation's website) by July 17th!
Thanks for your support!
Matthew 25:40 "What you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. My sister and her husband came to visit from South Carolina and we got to hang out at "The Lake" most of the weekend. I realize I'm about a week late in posting these pictures, but better late than never...right?!
I'm trying a new photo collage program so we'll see how these turn out. I'm worried I did something wrong to affect the picture quality. If that's the case, my sincere apologies. :)
Thursday night we grilled and celebrated my dad's day of birth. We also got to see our great friends, Megan and Justin, who we haven't seen in almost a year! They are dear friends and we are so excited for them and their "soon to be" little baby girl!
Friday, we ventured up to "The Lake" and had some fun. This "fun" included two rather rambunctious puppies, Lady and Pete, as well as LOTS of food eating, attempted snake killing, napping, Frisbee playing, and PLENTY of swimming...(because it was hotter than Haiti out there!)
Saturday night we went out to a family friends house on Lake Winnebago. It was a gorgeous night, minus the 110% humidity. We enjoyed a boat ride out on the Lake and then "partied it up" at the yacht club.
And....somehow I managed to leave my camera at home for that ACTUAL 4th of July day. Which means I have absolutely no pictures from our time spent with my in-laws at the lake. And this is very sad because that means you're missing out on adorable pictures of Caleb in his American flag over-alls. I know...it's no good.