Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
ma Cares invites the community to join us as we collect school supplies for the children who are living at Pathways Center.
Pathways Center is a division of Greensboro Urban Ministry whose purpose is to offer safe, temporary shelter to homeless families while they are looking for other housing. The Center houses 16 families. The children who are residents there are in need of school supplies so they can start the year on the right foot.
“For most of these families, finding a place to live is their top priority. Knowing that their children will have the things they need for school really helps to lessen the burden for these parents,” said Susan Taylor from Pathways.
Guilford College Chick-fil-A is getting into the spirit of things too. Visit their newly renovated 5901 West Friendly Avenue location July 21st through August 11th, bring at least 5 items from the wish list below and get a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich.
Great Harvest Bread Company is also joining us in supporting the children this year and has a collection box at their 2715 Grandview Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408 location (in Friendly Center) through August 11th. Those who donate $5 worth of school supplies will receive a buy one, get one card that can be used for a cookie, muffin, loaf of bread or any item they bake in the store. Those who bring $20 worth of school supplies (or more!) will receive a free loaf of Daily Bread (Honey, Golden, or White).
Items needed include :
New 1 1/2 Inch Notebooks, 3 Inch Notebooks, Marble Composition Books, Packs of Crayons, Markers, Pens – Blue, Black, Red, Index Cards, Erasers, Rulers, Packs of Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners, Kleenex, Packs of Glue Sticks, Packs of Highlighters, Fiskars Scissors, Pocket Folders, 3-ring Binders, Clear Pencil Cases, Antibacterial Santitizer, Boxes of Ziploc-type Baggies (all Sizes), Paper Towels, Dry-erase Markers, Post-it Notes, Book Bags
Donations will also be accepted at Market America Headquarters located at 1302 Pleasant Ridge Road in Greensboro during office hours (Monday-Friday, 9-5) until August 11th.
“We hope to have great participation from the community as we assist these children in getting the supplies they need before they return to school,” says Brandi Quinn, President of ma Cares. “Your support really makes a difference and will allow us to pack a bag for a child in need.”
About ma Cares
ma Cares is a 501c3 organization that exists to celebrate and improve the quality of life for children, families, veterans and animals. It all began more than a decade ago, and has truly blossomed, thanks to support from businesses and individuals. Since its inception in 1998, ma Cares has assisted dozens of organizations. Currently, ma Cares supports five charitable efforts: Earlier.org, Pathways Center, Kids of Childhood Cancer, Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network, and its own program to assist veterans and military troops – Faith Cares.