The children of Fond du Lac County need our help again this year. Back to School FDL is organizing a collaboration of local agencies, churches, and caring individuals who want to make sure that no child in Fond du Lac County returns to school in the fall without the basic supplies they need to succeed. Over 1100 children were helped last August and $30,000 start-up money is needed for the purchase of basic supplies this year. Fond du Lac area organizations and businesses are urged to organize internal supply donation campaigns. Especially needed are supplies like T1 30XS calculators and art drawing pads. A donation of $65 covers all supply costs for one child. Following the initial fundraising campaign, Back to School FDL plans to host additional fundraising events like the popular Fill the Bus program.
Individual donations can be mailed to Back to School FDL, c/o Loaves & Fishes, P.O. Box 644, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-0644. Checks should be made out to Loaves & Fishes with Back to School FDL on the memo line. Donations of $500 or more will be recognized in a press release after the August 23 distribution. For more information, check us out and like us on Facebook at ‘backtoschoolFDLarea’.