Whitefoord Elementary Partners with Local Church to Provide Back to School Supplies
Whitefoord Elementary parents can register their child and shop for school supplies at the same time. Thanks to a community partnership, Whitefoord parents have the convenience of shopping on site for affordable school supplies their children need for the entire school year.
The staff of Edgewood Church transform a classroom into the Whitefoord School Supply Store. Due to the ongoing state of the economy, the church works really hard to collect all the school supplies the children at Whitefoord Elementary need, and let their parents/guardians buy them at a very discounted price during student registration. Throughout the summer, residents, community organizations, and local stores donate all of the school supplies.
“For the past three years, we’ve done this school store as a way to support the school and involve the community in helping children prepare for the new school year,” says Carrie Dean, co-pastor of Edgewood Church.
“This store gives parents the opportunity to provide for their own children, and teachers a classroom of students ready to start the year, and the school a small “ministry” fund,” says Dean.
“We are grateful to partner with Edgewood Church and thank the entire Edgewood community for assisting our students with all of the supplies they need to be prepared for a successful school year,” says principal Tim Foster.”