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Owen and Joel attend Pine Grove Elementary and are so happy to be back to school this year in 3rd grade and Kindergarten!
We have learned recently that many of the kids they are in school with are living in poverty - a few kids at their school are even experiencing homelessness. It's hard to believe that more than 50% of kids in the Baltimore County School System are living below the poverty line - knowing this makes us more grateful than ever for our jobs, good fortune, comfortable home, and more.
The Student Support Network is a local nonprofit that provides essential supplies and items to students in need. Right at Pine Grove, and at 12 other schools, their Rooms of Support give students a place to discretely visit when they need school supplies, food for the weekend, clothing, or personal hygiene products. Having access to these essentials helps put kids at ease, helps them feel like they can "fit in" with classmates, and reduces worries that can distract them from learning.
This year, Student Support Network is aiming to expand to 20 schools, so we're fundraising to help them achieve this! Will you join us in donating?
Owen loves to make jewelry and will be glad to create a bracelet or necklace for all of our donors - with your initials or name! And Student Support Network will send a pack of old-school pencils to you with your gift of $30 or more.