School Supplies’ Season Returns
School Supplies Help Students Succeed
A new school year means new supplies, and another chance for all of us to provide for the children & youth in our community. Mission Arlington® has the privilege to be your partner again in collecting & distributing what you provide to an anticipated 10,000+ AISD students. We want you to know that your support always means so much to families in our community. In fact, as Tillie often points out, parents are “so thrilled” when they see Mission Arlington® volunteers knocking on their door with exactly what their children need to start school.
Not only do these provisions help students to succeed academically, but it encourages them personally in more ways than we could possibly understand. The tears of joy we see, and the hugs we receive, are intended for you. We are constantly amazed by the way you give to help people you don’t know, to bless the children & youth of our community. Thank you!
Ways You Can Provide Support
With your support, we provided school supplies in 2017 to more than 10,000 students, nearly a thousand students more than the year before. The need looks to be just as great in 2018, and we are starting with less. Your help to provide these supplies for students is so appreciated and makes a difference in the lives of real people. Here is some information we hope will make it easier for you when you give:
- School Supply List – We have worked with the wonderful staff at Aisd to come up with the list of supplies needed for every grade level. Volunteers will take the supplies you provide and organize them into the appropriate age groupings;
- Printable Supply List – Click this link if you want to print the list of school supplies to take with you or to distribute to various teams of people who are helping you collect the supplies;
- Drop Off Supplies – After you have purchased supplies, please drop them off at our main offices downtown. We will add what you provide to the supply provided by others to be organized and distributed by the end of the summer;
- Donate Online – Given the busyness and pace of modern life, it may be easier for you to donate online. Click on the link, then choose the “school supply” option under “categories and funds.” 100 percent of your donation will be used to purchase school supplies.
- Volunteering – We are receiving & organizing these supplies starting now through the end of August. Distribution of the supplies will begin prior to the start of school in mid to late August. Anytime you are available, just come on down, and we’ll get you to work. If you would like to bring your team, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’ll get you on the schedule. We love the passion we see in you as you give your time and energy to help our community’s students.
We are grateful for you!
We have been serving alongside this generous community for more than three decades. We’ll turn 32 this August 1st. One of our great joys has been to work alongside of you to care for people in a moment of need throughout our community. Thank you for the many ways you give, lend a hand, and pray, so that our Lord will be pleased and the people cared for. We absolutely love what we do, and we love doing it with you. Come see us when you can.
For more of the heart behind this, you might enjoy watching this 55 second interview with Tillie from 2016.