Thursday, August 13, 2009

Survey

For all of you young moms out there, I need some help. I'm frustrated with helping kids with school supplies at Living Water. There is another organization who is giving out school supplies---and gives to more kids than we do---and probably alot of the same kids we do.

So here's my question....if you had someone helping you with school supplies, what is something else you'd appreciate help with when your kids are going back to school?

7 comments:

Kallie G said...

School Clothes? Haircuts? Shoes?

Don't know if any of that helps but along with school supplies those were always the thing we "had to do" before school started.

Mendi said...

My mom helped us out with clothes (jeans w/o holes, socks w/o holes and shoes) and hairs for both of boys since we are in a "tight season." It was an amazing blessing for us!!!! HUGE, perhaps even bigger that school supplies. Anyway, just my thoughts having just experienced our first day of school.

Mendi said...

That should have been "hair cuts" and "than"

amy wright said...

Hair cuts...now there's an idea. Get Dad to get his clippers out. haha
No, but really, that is a good idea.

Julie Simmons said...

How about a short session for the parents on how to help their kids with school, be involved in their schoolwork, communicate with teachers, etc. so many times with low-income families, it isn't so much that the parents don't want to be involved, but that they don't know how. when they had a bad experience at school or dropped out, it is very intimidating for them to deal with principal/teachers/etc. you could even have a local teacher/counselor/principal speak. and a time to pray for their children and their school year.

Becky Dietz said...

Julie,
I'm definitely going to incorporate some of your ideas next year! I've wondered how to make it more of an evangelistic outreach that parents would appreciate. Good ideas!

Elizabeth said...

I would love to help with this Becky. Being a teacher, I would love to help with a "how to help your child succeed in school" session with parents especially those who are not fluent in English!

Another idea to give out: toiletries (I always bought Ben and Anna new toiletries along with their back to school supplies). Just a thought. ;-)