Over 70% of Faribault's elementary-aged youth qualify for free and/or reduced lunch, a major indicator of poverty. That is double that of the state of Minnesota! Our youth are in poverty. (Data: Minnesota Department of Education, 2019).
Supply Our Children (SOC) aims to eliminate the financial burden of purchasing school supplies for Faribault’s struggling families, giving ALL of Faribault’s youth the chance to learn. This small, grassroots committee provides over 1,200 low-income Faribault students in grades K-12 with backpacks and supplies every August. That’s over 30% of Faribault Public School’s population!
In order to meet the growing financial demands of providing backpacks and supplies to Faribault's youth, we need to raise over $25,000 annually. We accomplish this through generous donations and small grants. We believe that when a child is given the chance to learn, great things happen.
We are always searching for new funding opportunities and volunteers. Please email us for more information!
SOC has a number of volunteer opportunities available! Become involved in our monthly planning meetings or volunteer to help pack and distribute backpacks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
To sign up to volunteer for our distribution, follow this link: https://forms.gle/pA1XojkGJeGUhxoZA
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or helping others know about SOC through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goal without the help of supporters like you.