Back to School distribution program benefits North Fulton kids, teachers

Charity provides supplies to help in classroom

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ROSWELL, Ga. —  North Fulton Community Charities is gearing up for another successful school year as the agency hosted their annual Back to School Program Aug. 5 to support local students in the North Fulton community.

For over 30 years, NFCC has provided much needed back to school support to low income families living in the cities of Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Mountain Park.

NFCC expanded this program in 2015 to meet the needs of teachers in North Fulton’s Title I schools who were without classroom supplies. With community support, the Teacher Restocking Day was established to ensure teachers and their classrooms are well prepared to meet the needs of a new school year.

“Many families in our community continue to struggle to meet their basic household needs like rent and food,” Eden Purdy, Director of Programs, said.

“For a single parent living paycheck to paycheck, purchasing school supplies can create a financial challenge to an already stretched budget. The Back to School program continues to be important to our neighbors in need and to the academic success of their children.”

In 2016, over 900 new backpacks were distributed to local low-income children living in North Fulton.

This year, with community support, NFCC expects to distribute about the same number. A $50 donation will help a child feel confident and ready for a new school year, or help a teacher meet the ongoing classroom needs of students. Financial donations can either by made by check or on NFCC’s website.

The Back to School distribution will take place at 11270 Elkins Road, Roswell. Donations can be dropped off Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Sundays from 1-6 p.m. through Aug. 24.

For more information, visit nfcchelp.org/services/special-programs/back-to-school-program/.


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