On Monday, March 20, the Wealth and Poverty theme launched an Ohio University school supply drive to benefit students at The Plains Elementary, one of the four K-6th schools in the Athens City School District.
Currently, 402 students attend the school, 275 of whom are considered economically disadvantaged and eligible for free meals, said Diane Stock of Athens County Children Services School Outreach in her guest lecture to T3 4400 Seminar in Wealth and Poverty on March 16. She added that “any school supplies would be helpful.”
The Wealth and Poverty school supply drive collects pencils, pens, notebooks, construction paper, markers, Sharpie markers, dry erase markers, crayons, glue sticks, Clorox wipes, tissues, and copy papers, though other school supplies could be just as helpful.
This is the theme’s spring service and outreach activity, and students in CAS 2300x Themes in Action: Wealth and Poverty each will host a mini-drive in their residence hall or apartment building. Wealth and Poverty faculty and staff members also will collect school supplies throughout the campus.
Email Dr. Yeong Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a collection box and flyers be placed in your department.