Teachers Hold School Supply Giveaway To Prepare Students For The School Year

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) — School is almost back in session.

But COVID-19 has meant job loss for some families. That leaves many parents on a tight budget.

“It’s quite sad when you have a student that wants to come to school and wants to learn but they don’t have all of the tools necessary,” said Latosha Paine, a Special Education teacher.

Because of Coronavirus, some parents are not able to buy school supplies for their children.

So, teachers Letha Jones and Latosha Paine have teamed up to give away supplies to those in need.

“I think it is going to make for a great school year for them to have their owns supplies,” said Jones. “Especially during this COVID season.”

Each gift bag includes.

“Markers, we have notebooks, folders, crayons, pencils, and glue,” said Jones.

With book bags as well.

But, they’re not done just yet. After the first two weeks of schools, if one of their students needs supplies, these educators will pay out of pocket for those needed items.

“As a teacher, I am happy to be able to give back to my students because I love all of my students very much and I am just happy to be able to help out my community because they have been so helpful to me,” said Jones.

“The student’s parents can feel more at ease because they don’t necessarily need to worry about where they are going to get the money to get a backpack and supplies,” said Paine. “It’s not a whole lot but at least its a start to what they need for right now.”

Aberdeen School District plans to push the first day of school back from August 6th to August 24th to prepare for the upcoming year.

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