Earlier today I discovered the Project Backpack web page. They are raising awareness of the fact that the schools in Houston are taking in thousands of students who were displaced from their homes in Louisiana and soliciting direct shipments of badly needed school supplies.
At dinner this evening I told my children about this project and without hesitation they all volunteered their entire month’s worth of allowance. We finished eating, and they ran outside to get three of their friends. We hopped in our car, drove to the nearby Target and ended up with nearly 3 cubic feet of pens, rulers, crayons, erasers, and more. The entire box will be on its way to the Houston Independent School District by tomorrow morning.