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50 Backpacks Needed for Lower Income Children at Lois Bronz Children's Center

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I am very impressed with the work the Lois Bronz Children’s Center is doing.  The center, located next to the Theodore Young Community Center, provides services to children – many who have parents with limited resources. A campaign is being waged to help the children obtain 50 backpacks and other supplies.

Your help would be enormously appreciated. Let me know if you are willing to help an organization that provides the community with exceptional services. The Board at the center turned the center around in recent months. Over a year ago the center was in danger of closing. Now—thanks to the efforts of the Board – the center is not in a deficit situation!

Read their letter below:

 

We are calling on your generosity for our Third Road to Success backpack campaign at the Lois Bronz Children’s Center.

Starting a new school year is always a scary, yet exhilarating experience. Imagine doing it without the proper tools, unprepared and unable to participate in that first day excitement. We are trying to eliminate this situation and help our students on their Road to Success. 

Our reason for writing is we are attempting to send the children to school with new backpacks and school supplies. We have a large population of students that receive assistance and in this economic climate they have limited resources. New school supplies would help them ride the road to educational success by providing them with the necessary tools, build their self esteem and teach them to have respect for school property.

Would you help us reach our goal of filling at least 50 backpacks, by August 3, for our outgoing Kindergarteners? We would use any excess supplies to assist some other students in need that attend summer programs at the adjacent local Community Center.  Donations would be greatly appreciated and put to good use by our amazingly talented students.

We want to thank everyone who supported our campaign last year. We were able to provide 65 students with new backpacks filled with school supplies. The children and parents were extremely grateful and appreciative of the campaign sponsors.

We started this campaign as a resource for our parents and children. We are Special Education Preschool Teachers at the Lois Bronz Children’s Center.  Our center provides services for infants to sixth graders.  Several programs reside in our building; Special Needs classes, Head Start preschool, Universal Pre-Kindergarten and a School Age After School program. We strive to serve the diverse needs of the various populations found in our community.

Please feel free to contact us at BBJABAStreet@aol.com or the phone number below, if you have any questions. We thank you in advance for your consideration and/or assistance with our campaign. We truly appreciate it. Please find a list of needed items on the attached page.

            Sincerely,

Jillian Street & Julie Kolawole  

30 Manhattan Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607 ● 914.761.6134 ● www.lbcc4kids.org

REQUESTED SUPPLIES

 We are requesting, but not limited to:

Backpacks

Pencils

Markers

Notebooks

Composition Books

Erasers

Crayons

Folders

Glue

Glue Sticks

Rulers

Pencil cases

Thank you again for any assistance you can provide in helping us reach our target. Items can be dropped off at the Center between 8am and 5:30pm daily. There will be a box in the front office at 30 Manhattan Ave, White Plains, New York 10607.  We are also available to pick up, if necessary. We will provide a tax-exempt form upon request.  Thank you again for your support and generosity.

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