|Three hundred students will start the 2016-17 school year with a backpack full of new supplies from Fort Wayne Community Schools employees.
Several FWCS employees will spend the morning, Thursday, Aug. 11, packing backpacks with pencils, rulers, books, personal hygiene products and other necessities. This is the 23rd year the employees in the Grile Administrative Center, Maintenance & Operations, Media Services, Nutrition Services, South Transportation, Textbook Rental and the Warehouse have put the bags together for FWCS students.
The majority of the bags and supplies are purchased with money raised throughout the year by employees who make a donation each week to participate in Casual Day Fridays. In addition, community organizations and individuals donate supplies to the project.
After the bags are packed, they will be given to elementary school case managers, who will work with principals to distribute them discreetly to students in need. Those needing assistance with school supplies should contact staff at their child’s school. FWCS also works with a number of other outside organizations to assist students in need.