Stock Their Lockers: Providing School Supplies for Kids in Need
The Samaritan Center’s Stock Their Lockers, a program that allows students kindergarten through 12th grade to receive a backpack-full of school supplies, kicked off on Monday with a special visit from Stewart Payne and his Readmobile from Read 20.
Payne spent time reading to children in the Center’s Farrow Community Corner, now transformed into a Dr. Seuss-themed school supply store. As Payne read to younger children, their siblings “shopped” for their favorite colors and styles of the supplies from their school supply list.
In 2016, the Samaritan Center provided supplies for 315 kids. This year, the goal is to help 350.
The program runs from July 24 through August 15. Appointments can be scheduled Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about the program, visit stocktheirlockers.com.
The Samaritan Center serves the eastern third of Hamilton County, and all living in that area who need assistance with school supplies are encouraged to call the Samaritan Center at 423.238.7777 to make an appointment for evaluation. Once qualified, they can set up a second appointment when they can bring their children to pick out their own supplies, fulfilling their school’s required supplies list.