Don’t let the kids read this one, but school rooms are returning to active status in six weeks. While summer camps and vacations are still enjoying the getaways and relaxing days, there are North Texas non-profits that are in overdrive gathering school supplies for youngsters who don’t have the bare essentials in achieving education.
A sad secret that many don’t realize is that way too often, teachers dig down in their pocketbooks to provide such materials as pencils, paper, crayons and other supplies.
To help the back-to-school drives, the MySweetSchoolDaze series will get underway for non-profits and foundations.
Interested? Here are the requirements necessary for consideration:
- A byline article describing the drive and why it is necessary
- Author of the article and their connection with the school
- Name of the school and/or district
- What grade classification is the target
- How many students are to benefit
- Deadline for providing support
- How people can support project (i.e., Amazon Wish List, delivery of supplies, donations, etc.)
- What type of items are needed
- Length: Make it as long or as short as you want and provide it in a Word document. Hint: MSC readers usually prefer posts with word counts ranging from 250 to 500 words.
- Photos/graphics/logos are encouraged as long as they have IDs and are submitted in a JPEG format. Please no postage stamp-sized mugshots. Word to the wise: The better the photos, the better the readership.
Send the information to [email protected] with “MySweetSchoolDaze – <Name of Organization> in the subject line (Example: “MySweetSchoolDaze – Bookworms Foundation>).
It will be a on a first come, first-post basis, so scramble and get your school drives in. Here are some examples from last year’s series.