Outreach Opportunity for Youth Groups, Young Adult Groups, Newman Center communities, Parishes, & Campus Ministry Clubs

Every day in the St. Louis area, thousands of children attend school without the most basic school supplies including books, crayons, and even pencils. These children do not lack the desire to learn... they simply lack the resources. [KidSmart--Tools for Learning][1] is the only free school supply store in Missouri and is dedicated to ensuring that children and classrooms in the Greater Metropolitan St. Louis Area have the basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community's surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers for school children in need. It is because of this great need that KidSmart is asking for your participation in our Gift of Heart supply drive throughout the month of February. The donations from this school supply drive will help restock our shelves, so area students in need have supplies to last them through the end of the school year.

We are very eager to make this drive as successful as possible, but realize its success depends largely on your willingness to participate. Please contact Megan McBride at (314) 291-6211 x 53 or by January 15th regarding your desire to participate in KidSmart’s 2006 Gift of Heart supply drive. We are more than willing to accommodate your ideas and concerns and have a year-round need for volunteers and supplies. Thank you for your interest in partnering with KidSmart--Tools for Learning for our 2006 Gift of Heart supply drive. We look forward to working with you.

Top Ten most needed Items: Pencils, Markers, Crayons, Spiral Notebooks, Glue, Scissors, Loose Leaf Paper, Children’s Books, Pencils Sharpeners, and Backpacks