Students in all 38 classrooms at North Elementary in Mt. Healthy (a city just outside of Cincinnati) are going to be well supplied when they come back to school this fall. UFCW Local 75 Women’s Network and Minority Coalition holds an annual school supply drive for a school in Cincinnati, Dayton, or Toledo. Since May, members of UFCW Local 75 have been bringing folders, notebooks, crayons, pencils, and other school supplies to meetings and events.
We delivered a truckload of supplies including over 1300 pencils, 4268 crayons, plenty of tissues, dry erase markers, hand sanitizer, and $600 in cash and gift card contributions to get the year started in each of the 38 classrooms in North Elementary.
“We know that teachers are often trying to make ends meet for their own families, but they still dip into their own pockets to help the kids in their class who need it most,” said Chandra Yungbluth, Women’s Network Coordinator for UFCW Local 75. “We can help the teachers and the students start the year with all the necessary supplies,” added Tonya McCoy, UFCW Local 75 Minority Coalition Coordinator. North Elementary School in Mt Healthy has 960 students in Preschool-6th grade; about 85% of our students are on free or reduced lunch.