Remember that exciting feeling of going school supply shopping, as a kid? Eagerly walking up and down the store aisles with a parent, choosing new pencils and pens, colored notebooks and folders...There was nothing like it. And though the summer was ending, the experience helped make the first day of school something to look forward to.
American Friends of Yad Eliezer | B'ezri has the opportunity to provide that same kind of positive experience for kids from poor families. New school supplies may seem like simple items, but having them--or not having them--significantly affects the emotional well-being of a needy child. When kids watch their peers happily unload brand new backpacks full of crisp, clean notebooks and sharp pencils while they unpack used, hand-me-down school supplies from a worn bag, their self esteem plummets as their embarrassment soars. Their education suffers as well. Without proper supplies, kids aren’t prepared and don’t complete assignments, causing them to feel isolated and ashamed as their grades and skills steadily decline.
You can prevent this from happening by contributing to American Friends of Yad Eliezer | B'ezri’s Back to School Campaign.Partnering with local stationery and office supply shops who are eager to work with us in this initiative, we’ve purchased store credit at a 10% discount. Recipient families are able to walk into these partner stores and, using the credit allocated for them, purchase what they need-easily and with dignity.
The assistance makes a tremendous difference. It relieves one of the heavy burdens struggling parents are shouldering, and empowers children to enter the classroom on their first day, not only physically prepared - but emotionally, too-with feelings of motivation and pride.
In this economy, when the costs of so many daily needs have risen, purchasing new school supplies
is harder than ever for struggling parents. Join us as we bring this critical relief to needy families in time for the school year!