INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Rashia Whitlock Foundation is hosting its annual Back to School fundraiser to help teachers and students in the Indianapolis area.
Some supplies have already been donated, but there is still a long way to go. August is just around the corner and the teachers will begin expanding their rooms over the next few weeks.
Purdue Polytechnic High School North principal Keeanna Warren said she has historically spent $ 300 to $ 1,000 on school supplies for students. She says there are economic differences between different parts of the city and some families have to choose whether to spend money on food or school supplies. That is why the fundraiser is so important.
“I think people forget that we are parents, wives; we have many different roles, ”Warren. “We have our own needs and needs for our own families. I believe teaching is one of the few jobs where you have to pay to go to work. I would love to see this change so that educators who are not paid high compared to the required college level so it would make sense for teachers to understand that what they do is what they do, what they do and what community they have around them around who supports them. We often hear how much people love teachers, but this is a way to show how much you care for them and how much they love and appreciate what they do every day. “
Some of the supplies you need are pencils, black and blue pens, colored pencils, glue sticks, and various notebooks.
You can order material directly from Amazon and have it sent directly to the foundation’s headquarters at 10251 Hidden Meadow Lane.
Donations can be made at the Unique Image Salon at 3150 N. Gladstone Avenue.
Donations are accepted until July 5th.
The big fundraiser will take place on July 10th here at Christamore House. Four hundred free rucksacks and provisions are donated.