STUFF THE BUS SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE FOR COLLIERVILLE SCHOOLS
STUFF THE BUS! | JULY 29th + 30th, 2023 Thank you Collierville, for helping us fill up this school bus for Collierville kids and schools! We were able to fill 55 backpacks for some deserving Collierville students who needed a little help this year! What we weren't able to use in backpacks will be distributed to Collierville Schools and we know it too will be put to good use!!
BUT KIDS IN COLLIERVILLE NEED HELP BUYING SCHOOL SUPPLIES?? Did you know Junior Auxiliary of Collierville provides meals for over 35 Collierville students during the summer break? These children, and many more who aren't served during the summer, qualify for the USDA National School Lunch Program. That means their families meet income eligibility levels at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
These children are often underserved by federal programs and charitable organizations simply because they are cloaked within the larger population of children residing in households with median incomes twice the national average.
In 2017, Collierville had approximately 49,000 residents with a median household income of $113,957. But the poverty rate was 4.73%, indicating about 2300 residents living with an annual gross income (for a family of 4) of $25,750. That's about $500 a week at an hourly wage of $12.38. Census Bureau data indicates there are just over 1000 children under 18 years of age living in the Town of Collierville.
Help the Junior Auxiliary of Collierville provide school supplies to these children and also to their Collierville School teachers who would otherwise be purchasing needed supplies themselves. Look for us at the Collierville Walmart Supercenter during the TN sales-tax holiday weekend.