Build a Backpack for CASA at the KCHBA

Build a Backpack for CASA at the KCHBA

July 8 - Aug. 8

This year, nonprofit Jackson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers will advocate for 1,250 children removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers, with strong on-going support from professional staff, work to provide critical information to judges - helping them make the best possible decisions regarding where the children should live and what medical, therapeutic and educational services they need. Judges assign CASA volunteers to the cases where they’re most needed. Children assigned a CASA volunteer are far less likely to be re-abused, far more likely to find a safe and permanent home, typically spend less time in foster care, have fewer changes in placements and do better in school.

For most kids, going back to school means new clothes or a new lunch box, but CASA kids rarely get those things. Many CASA children may be starting at new schools. Walking in the first day with a new backpack and school supplies not only gives them the supplies they need to be successful in school, but confidence as well. The cost of school supplies can be daunting for foster families and relatives who have taken these children into their homes. This year, the KCHBA is working with CASA for its school supply drive. Collect and drop off NEW school supplies at the KCHBA (600 E. 103rd St., KC, MO 64131) from July 8 to August 8. Weatherproof barrels will be out front of the building to collect donations for CASA. Please leave your name and address at drop-off so CASA and the KCHBA may properly acknowledge your contribution.

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NEEDED SUPPLIES

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

• 1 backpack
• 1 supply box
• 1 glue stick
• 1 pair of scissors
• 12 No2 pencils
• 1 box of 24 count crayons
• 1 highlighter
• 1 ruler
• 1 large pink eraser
• 3 pocket folders
• 1 package of loose leaf wide-ruled paper
• 3 wide-ruled spiral notebooks
• 1 composition notebook
• 2 boxes Kleenex
• 1 hand sanitizer
• 1 pencil pouch
• 1 red checking pen
• 2 blue or black pens
• 1 three ring binder (2 inch)
7th - 12th Grade

• 1 backpack
• 1 glue stick
• 1 pair of scissors
• 12 No. 2 pencils
• 1 box of colored pencils
• 1 highlighter
• 1 red checking pen
• 2 blue or black pens
• 1 ruler (with inches and metric)
• 1 large pink eraser
• 3 pocket folders
• 1 package of loose leaf wide-ruled paper
• 3 college-ruled spiral notebooks
• 1 composition notebook
• 1 three ring binder (2 inch)
• 2 boxes Kleenex
• 1 pack of index cards
• 1 package OR perforated notebook of graphing paper
• 1 scientific calculator
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