Back To School Supplies Needed
Milwaukee and nearby Wisconsin schools are gearing up to begin another year of education which starts in just a couple of weeks. As teachers and administrators are focused on organization and lesson planning, local families are busy gathering school supplies. It could cost up to $500 to cover the cost of basic supplies for each child in k-12. Putting aside this kind of investment can be difficult, if not impossible. Many will turn to recycling, repurposing or reusing to get by. Last year in August, Governor Walker approved a tax-free weekend for back to school shopping. The 5% sales tax savings is a big deal, especially when purchasing clothing, technology, or basic supplies for more than one child. Unfortunately, Wisconsin will not be offering a tax-free weekend this year. This news will have an impact, especially for low-income families or families with more than one child. Every little bit of cost savings helps.
Dorothy’s Outreach Ministry
To help bridge the gap for families in need, communities should pull together and offer assistance. One great example of this is Dorothy’s Outreach Ministries in Milwaukee, WI. The outreach Ministry is a non-profit, local program that operates through both monetary donations and the donation of school supplies. All proceeds go directly back to children of local communities. The ministry hopes to help out kids in the North part of Milwaukee; families who will have difficulty buying even the most basic necessities for school supplies. Last year during a free backpack event in this area, Dorothy’s Ministries gave away 150 book bags filled with supplies. They also handed out over 1,000 bins of clothing. This year the ministry hopes to obtain more items for their event; shoes seem to be in particular high demand. The ministry has a new goal to double the number of book bags full of school supplies. If they succeed, 300 children will get free book bags filled with supplies this summer.
Debt Advisors Helping Kids
Debt Advisors Bankruptcy is in the business of helping people who struggle with overwhelming debt. They speak with local people every day about the struggles associated with finances. The firm helps people get out of debt through filing bankruptcy chapter 7 or bankruptcy chapter 13. It is only fitting that Debt Advisors join in on the cause to help children whose families also struggle financially. Therefore, Debt Advisors is proud to announce that they have teamed up with Dorothy’s Outreach Ministry once again this year. The firm provided a monetary donation, items for the book bags and other support. The law firm is proud to be associated with the generous folks at the backpack giveaway. Don’t miss it this year on Saturday, August 10th.
Backpack Giveaway 2019 Event Details:
There is no sign-up required. Just show up during the event hours. If you know of a family in need, spread the word about this wonderful cause! Items will go fast. Get there while supplies last.
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Location: Kingdom Apostolic Ministries, 5017 West Center Street, Milwaukee, WI