School is out for the summer in the Evansville area and while teachers and students are enjoying a well-deserved break from the books, most teachers are already looking ahead to the start of the school year (I know , I am married to a ). They look at the list of students they will have at the start of the school year in August, and perhaps even think about how they will approach the subjects they will teach. Of course, in order for their students to do the work that needs to be done, they will need supplies to do it. The majority of this burden falls on parents to purchase the supplies their child will need. However, with the prices of everything high these days, school supplies can take precedence over more important needs like electricity and food. That’s why teachers should also make sure their classrooms are well stocked with supplies. While some of these are provided by schools and the school corporation, budgets go no further, leaving individual teachers responsible for making up the difference. The Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) is looking to help teachers with these supplies through its “Seasons of Sharing” campaign, and they need your help to make it happen.
What are EVPL’s “Seasons of Sharing”?
According to a press release announcing the initiative late last year from EVPL:
In each “season” throughout the year, a different community need will be highlighted. The library will partner with different local charities to provide our community with the opportunity to give back through giving campaigns.
The first of these fundraisers took place last December and focused on collecting winter essentials such as gloves, hats, scarves, coats and jackets of all sizes for the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation student clothing resource, Hangers.
This season’s campaign specifically focuses on collecting the following items for Evansville classrooms:
- To paint
- art supplies
Who will receive the donated supplies?
Donations will be accepted through July 18 (2022) and all items collected will be returned to the EVSC Teacher Locker located at the rear of the Academy for Innovative Studies at the corner of Stringtown Road and Diamond Avenue, on the north side of Evansville (the former North High School), which allows teachers to choose the supplies they need for their classrooms for free.
Donations can be dropped off at any of the eight EVPL locations around town.