Dorothy’s Outreach Ministry; Backpack Giveaway
This year, Debt Advisors Law Offices has teamed up with Dorothy’s Outreach Ministry to provide free backpacks filled with pencils, notebooks, rulers, glue sticks and other school supplies to children in need.
Dorothy’s Outreach Ministry is a non-profit, local organization right here in Wisconsin who has made a difference in our local communities by supporting children and families in need. The ministry operates through both monetary donations and the donation of school supplies. All proceeds go directly back to children in our local communities.
Free Backpack Giveaway Event
Over 200 free backpacks for all ages while supplies last!
Date: August 25, 2018
Location: Kingdom Apostolic Ministry
parking lot at 5017 West Center Street,
Can’t Make The Event?
Here are some additional ways to find cost savings while shopping back to school:
• Watch for end of summer sales, coupons, rebates and online-only deals
• Follow favorite stores on social media for additional savings
• Don’t be afraid to shop discount, consignment, grocery or second-hand stores
• Focus your savings on the biggest ticket items first
• Buy in bulk if there are several kids in the family
• Reuse items from previous year when possible
Purchasing Back To School Supplies
Back to school shopping July to September is big business for stores but hard on the wallet for so many families. According to The National Retail Federation, each student k-12 can expect to spend an average of nearly $700 purchasing back to school supplies. This number has increased in recent years due mostly to the cost of electronics, but even the basic school supplies will run about $500 per child. Middle and high school students will require more of a back to school investment than younger siblings.
July and August are the biggest spending months for back to school supplies, but during the month of September, stores can always expect some last-minute purchases. Purchasing a pre-made school kit or package containing specific items requested by teachers may eliminate some need for last minute purchases and provide convenience, but don’t necessarily provide a cost savings. Wisconsin’s tax-free holiday earlier this month provided relief for some families, and there are occasionally good bargains found online.
Although there are cost savings opportunities to be found, some families still have difficulty buying even the most basic necessities. For this reason, our law firm wanted to do what we could to help support school-aged children, as well as the efforts of Dorothy’s Outreach Ministry.
From all of us at Debt Advisors, we hope all kids in Southeastern Wisconsin have a great 2018/2019 School year!