During the month of August, BrownWinick collected items and donations for Support Our Schools (“SOS”). Donations were collected along with hundreds of school supplies including backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks, markers, crayons, notecards and boxes of Kleenex.
The mission of SOS is to provide free items to teachers, students, and schools in need in the Greater Des Moines area. The national average for teachers’ out of pocket spending per school year is $500. Kids bring their supplies to school in plastic grocery bags, because they cannot afford to get backpacks. Teachers run out of basic school supplies halfway through the school year. SOS works to fill that gap.
For more information on SOS, go to http://supportourschoolsia.org/index.html.