September marks the return to school for millions of children around the world. For some kids, the transition back into the classroom is easier because they have the supplies (things like books, notebooks, pencils, and backpacks) they need to enter the school year with confidence.
But for many children living in poverty, something as simple as a piece of blank paper may be an impossible luxury.
This September, you can help put a smile on a child’s face and a full backpack on their back. Here are five simple and affordable ways to donate school supplies:
1. Send Girls to School $100:
It’s an unfortunate fact that girls in the developing world are often at a disadvantage when it comes to getting an education. Many are forced to stay home to help with chores or care for siblings, others are forced to work to help support their families. By purchasing this gift through World Vision Canada, you can help give a girl an education and in turn, hope for the future.
2. Supply a Classroom $50:
A barren classroom is no place to learn. Children should have the equipment and resources they need to learn successfully. But so many don’t. Help supply a classroom with learning tools like books, pencils, paper, notebooks, rulers, desks, chairs, chalkboards and more.
Photo: Laura Reinhardt
3. A Gift for Your Sponsored Child’s Community $50:
If it’s your sponsored child you have in mind, then we have the perfect gift for you. A gift for your sponsored child’s community will provide presents like books, toys, sports equipment and more for the entire community. Imagine the joy on those little faces when they receive this crowd-pleasing gift!
4. Nutrious School Meals $35:
Every single child should start their school day with a full tummy, but that is often not the case. When you give the gift of nutrious school meals, you’re providing growing kids with the nutrition they need to be successful little learners.
5. Textbooks for Children $30:
Reading is key to every child’s future. Yet schools worldwide have few books. Your gift of $30 helps provide storybooks, textbooks and more.
You can make an even bigger impact on a child's life, by choosing to sponsor a child
. Your support will ensure a child has not just the education, but nutritious food, safe water and health care she needs to thrive.