Donate school supplies to the 'Back to School After the Storm' drive

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Hurricane Maria displaced thousands of families in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean. WFTV 9 Family Connection has partnered with the Education Foundation of Osceola County the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools, Goodwill and Hope Now Central Florida on a “Back to School-After the Storm” school supply drive. 

Many of the families displaced are heading here to stay or for a while bringing hundreds of new students to our local schools…some who lost everything. 

Help us support them with our “Back to School-After the Storm” supply drive. 

Now until October 31st, drop off a backpack and school supplies at Goodwill locations in Orange and Osceola counties. 

¨These supplies will hopefully bring a bit of relief to the parents and make the kids feel welcomed to their new community,¨ said Channel 9 anchor Nancy Alvarez.

¨With so many kids arriving to Central Florida and starting school, it is important for them to start school as prepared as possible,¨ said Channel 9 certified digital meteorologist Irene Sans.

You can also make a direct donation to each school district to help students in those counties:

Education Foundation of Osceola County.
Donations can be made on our website, www.foundationosceola.org.   Click on the “DONATE NOW” link on the top right-hand corner of the page.  Once on the Donate Now form, you can choose “Hurricane Relief” as your donation designation.   Also, as a 501(c)3, all donations are tax-deductible.  All donors will receive a receipt for their tax records.

Foundation for Orange County Public Schools

There is a “Give” heart on the main page or you could also select “OCPS Family Hurricane Relief” on the general giving page. Also, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law; and tax receipts are provided for every gift.

Items needed: 

ELEMENTARY
Pencils
Composition books
Folders
Crayons
Hand sanitizer

MIDDLE
Pencils
Spiral Notebooks
Pens
Hand sanitizer
Highlighters

HIGH
Pencils
Spiral Notebooks
Pens
Hand sanitizer
Highlighters

For a complete list of Goodwill locations in Orange and Osceola Counties: 
http://www.goodwillcfl.org/locations.php

 

 

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