Summer time is here, although kids are out of school the summer vacation will end rather soon, it will be time to return to school in a few short weeks. DIP understands the importance of preparing for less fortunate youth to return to school for the 2019-2020 school year with full of pride and dignity. By collecting new and gently used clothing, school supplies, under garments, socks, and other necessities. DIP has put hundreds of smiles on kids faces. Shopping for back to school items can be expensive , particularly if parents have more than one student.
The Divine Intervention & Prevention also know as (DIP) an outreach ministry for the prevention of domestic violence/abuse & hunger who has helped over 2,500 families in need is hosting the II Annual Tools 4 School Supply & Clothing Giveaway to lend a helping hand to students ages 4-18 that are in need. The event will be held at D.I.P. Outreach 2078 Cassat Ave Jacksonville, FL 32210 on Saturday August 4th @ 10am.
The average cost for back to school supplies and clothing is approximately $1500 according to NBC news, that is just as much as the average mortgage payment for many individuals.
According to the National Retail Federation, the average
family spends almost $700 on children’s clothing, electronics, and back to
school supplies each year. Back to school time can be a burden on many low
income families- especially to those who have to provide clothing for more than
one child. Wouldn’t it be great if back to school shopping was easy and cheap?
Of course it would.
The recent budget cuts in education tends to take a big toll
in the classroom, not only are there more students cramming into already crowded
classes, there are fewer supplies to go around.