Now that the summer solstice has taken place (June 30) and days are starting to get shorter and the heat is ramping up, it might be nice to think of fall when leaves turn golden colors and holiday celebrations are hourly.
But along with the cooler temps and festivities comes the reality of schools being back in session. The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center is already concerned about that fact. No, they’re not grousing about reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. They’re concerned about “Dallas County’s most severely abused children,” who need new uniforms for the first day of school in the Dallas Independent School District.
With the Fourth Annual Back-To-School campaign underway, more than half of the 1,000 kids have been provided with two uniforms. But there are still 400 youngsters in need of uniforms and the first day of school is just seven weeks away.
Now, are you ready for the shocker? For just a $25 donation, one child will be provided two uniforms. According to the MySweetCharity solar-driven abacus, $10,000 in donations will provide 800 uniforms for 400 kids. Why shoot! Whoa, that’s better than Amazon Prime Day.
Adding to the give-athon is City Electric Supply. According to DCAC’s Jana Parker, City Electric Supply is providing “1,000 backpacks this year filled with school supplies, so the funds we are raising are specific to the school uniforms – ensuring that every child served by DCAC receives a new backpack with supplies along with their two uniforms.”
So, skip that $25 dinner and make a donation. And if you need an incentive, think back to your first day of school and how it felt to wear something new, or how it felt not to wear something special. Your $25 could really make a student’s first day back at the grind a lot better.
* Graphic courtesy of Dallas Children's Advocacy Center