Owensboro’s International Center Seeking Back To School Help For Kids
School starts in just two days. Many children will head to their first day of school with no supplies or new clothing and this is something we want to change.
NEW CLOTHES & SHOES ARE LIFE CHANGING
To some, this may sound silly but imagine it is your first day of school you wake without a backpack, new shoes, clothing, or anything to be prepared. Every single child in our world should be afforded the same privileges when they walk through the school doors. Think how you feel with a brand-new dress or new pair of shoes. Now multiply that by a thousand for a child. It builds confidence. It makes them feel good. They deserve that.
Angel here and I was one of those kids growing up. I remember the individuals who helped me get a winter coat when I was in middle school. It made me feel good. It put a smile on my face and it made me want to go to school. I felt special. It is a feeling 30 some years later I have never forgotten.
YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO HELP
The International Center of Owensboro is seeking donations to help about 100 students get a new pair of shoes and clothing before the first day of school. Here is their post from Facebook;
If you’ve been thinking about helping out a refugee student, now is the time! The International Center is collecting gift cards to help purchase back-to-school clothing and shoes for refugee kiddos in need.
Want to give? Just drop off your gift cards or new shoes at 2818 New Hartford Road, Entrance N, and help make that first day just a little bit easier for the new kids at school.