60,000 students

Number of students in southwestern Pennsylvania in need.

I’ve lost count of how many people have supported me throughout my life. Without their support, I would not be where I’m today. Some of those people, I know them personally. Yet, others I have forgotten or even have never met. Anonymous donors. In my life, I give because it’s the right thing to do, but also because others have given to me.

Giving is one of the truest forms of humility I can think of. Giving to those who need help. Food. Clothing. Shelter. There are too many ways people need help. And many of those people are children.

The Educational Partnership is a Pittsburgh based organization working to collect and distribute school supplies to children for school. Without the work of these people, many of the children they serve would not be prepared for their first day of instruction.

Consider giving. Give to children. Go to Dollar Tree, collect supplies, and then find an organization or local school and give. You don’t have to be a preschool professional, parent, or even an educator. Just be a person who gives to children so that they can attempt their dreams.

Give crayons. Give pencils. Give a backpack. Give paper. Give a binder. Give a donation.

If you know an organization or school that accepts school supply donations in your area, please leave comments. 

Give. Do it today. Children don’t need good intentions. That first day of school is just around the corner. Get this done as soon as you can. Give.