City of Dayton employees sponsor school supply kits for more than 800 students in need

City of Dayton employees sponsor school supply kits for more than 800 students in need (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – City of Dayton employees partnered with a local program to help give kids the classroom supplies they need to learn.

Throughout the money of January, officials put on a fundraising campaign so they could buy school supply kits for two schools, which have enough items in them to potentially last a student for the entire year.

The campaign, which was done in partnership with Crayons to Classrooms, raised more than $12,000, which was enough to sponsor more than 800 kits for Wogaman Middle School and Horace Mann Montessori Elementary School students.

Those kids got to open their kits on Monday.

“The reality is, kids are coming to school unprepared to learn,” Executive Director of Crayons to Classrooms Steve Rubenstein said. “They don’t have the tools, the papers, the pencils, the crayons, the notebooks; whatever it is they need in their classrooms. They’re coming unprepared for that, and so the burden then falls to the teachers.”

FOX 45 also proudly partners with Crayons to Classrooms, and last year with your help, we were able to raise more than $9,500 worth of supplies during our Stuff the Bus Campaign.

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