Overview of the Washington County School Supply Drive
The drive is an annual project to provide students in Washington County, Oklahoma with the school supplies they need to start school in the fall. Applications are accepted in July of each year for those who need supplies. CONCERN, Agape Mission and Mary Martha Outreach accept the applications and verify the information.
As students sign up, a master list of needed supplies is updated and buyers search out the lowest prices for the thousands of pencils and crayons, among other things, that are needed.
On Packing Day, a small army of volunteers prepares a backpack for each student which contains exactly what the published school supply list says he/she needs. Then, on Pickup Day the backpacks are handed out.
This project runs entirely on volunteers and donations.
The Washington County School Supply Drive is a charitable organization helping area students in Headstart through 12th grade and teachers by providing school supplies to those students in need of assistance due to financial difficulties thus helping to make school a better experience for both teachers and students.