As the school year takes off, parents and families are heading to the store to purchase school supplies for their school-aged children. This is a task that is much easier for some families than others. Many families have important expenses like food, housing, and utilities that make buying school supplies an added burden. Due to this, teachers often spend their own money to purchase classroom supplies and ensure that each of their students has what they need to be successful in the classroom.
In order to help support families, children, and teachers during the hectic back to school season, the faculty, staff, and students at the Ross Medical Education Center campus in Granger, Indiana decided to host a school supply drive. They collected a variety of supplies that children may use this school year.
The campus was blown away by the students and staff as they set an example with their generosity. They brought in a large variety of items even as many of them were buying school supplies already for the children in their households and for themselves. Several students expressed how much it meant to them to be able to help out those families in need in their community and also support the students and teachers that use the supplies daily.
By the end of their drive, the Ross Granger campus was thrilled to be able to donate paper, pencils, notebooks, and backpacks to local Clay Intermediate Center. The staff at the middle school was thankful for the efforts of the Ross community and was excited to put all of the supplies to good use this school year. LeTanya Williams, one of the students in the Granger Medical Assistant class, loved getting to be the face of Ross as she dropped off the supplies to the school and got to see the faces of those that would help stock the classrooms.