How much is spent per child to start each school year?
Children’s bodies are continually changing, necessitating the purchase of new clothing and shoes. On average, school supplies purchased at the start of a new school year only last around half of the year. Not to mention, technology evolves swiftly each year, necessitating a modification of the school supply list, usually resulting in the addition of one new electronic.
According to a 2018 study, an elementary school student’s average cost to start a school year was $637, a middle school student’s cost was $941, and a high school student’s cost was $1,354.
Help for every child to start the school year off right.
Most children get excited when it’s time to go get their new items for the school year. They get to pick what color lunch box they will have, the brand of their backpack, and what new pencil box, lock organizer, and calculators they can choose from.
In 2019 a study reported there were 15 million children across the US who were unable to get school supplies.
How can you help? DAVRON is holding a school supply drive to benefit Christian Social Services!
In your community, there are resources that help provide basic needs to families. These non-profit organization run solely on donations from the community. A family will be able to show up to these locations and get a limited number of items that are available. Without community involvement, these children show up on the first day of school with the same clothes from the previous and no supplies for the new year. Let’s work together and help these children out!
Each person who donates school supplies will receive one raffle ticket to be entered into a live drawing for gift cards for local restaurants and services! Backpacks are highly needed, and all backpack donations will receive two raffle ticket entries! Prizes to be announced June 28, 2021.
- Lunch Boxes
- 2 Pencils
- Pencil Cases
- Pocket Folders
- Glue Sticks
- Washable Markers
- 1”-3” Binders, Crayons
- Colored Pencils
- Cleaning Wipes
Drop Off Location
6751 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
(Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm)
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The DAVRON Charity Challenge
As part of this year’s Charity Challenge, DAVRON will wrapping up the drive with a company fishing tournament for staff and for every fish caught DAVRON will be donating $10.00 to CSS (up to $5,000). They caught nearly 200 fish in 2019. The company objective for this year is 500 fish!