Ensuring that deserving kids get a jump start on the school year, Usaj Realty will be collecting school supplies, July 12-23, for the Denver Rescue Mission’s STAR Transitional Program.
The STAR Transitional Program is a one-year program that helps families move from homelessness or near homelessness to self-sufficiency through life-skills classes, financial training, case management, and mentorship. The children who are caught up in homelessness often experience turbulent family life due to an unstable and insecure living situation, which in turn often impacts their school experience.
The learning environment frequently provides stability for many of these kids, and having the right school supplies is a big part of guaranteeing a successful start to their education and well-being. Owning a new backpack loaded with the tools for success goes a long way in developing confidence and good study habits.
Here are some of the supplies that Usaj Realty will be collecting for the backpacks:
Elementary School Donations (Need 20 sets):
Box of pencils
Box of colored pencils
Box of markers
Box of crayons
4 Spiral notebooks – wide lined
1 pair of scissors
2 bottles of glue
3 sturdy pocket folders
Middle School Donations (Need 15 sets):
Set of dividers
2 packs of pencils
1 Pair of Scissors
1 Small Bottle of Glue
1 Pencil pouch
2 Composition Notebooks
4 Spiral Notebooks
Package of pens (blue, black, red)
If you would like to contribute, please drop off the supplies at 1499 Blake St., #1F, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or donate online here.
Denver Rescue Mission has been serving the vulnerable populations of the city for 128 years. At multiple locations throughout our community, DRM helps restore the lives of people experiencing homelessness and addiction through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach. For more information on their activities, check out theirwebsite.