“We started this about four years ago to start off the school year,” explains Kevin Ryan, CICS Northtown Dean of Students. The CICS Northtown high schoolers are invited to bring extra school supplies to the Dean’s office, and have the chance to enter a raffle sponsored by the school.
“This year we filled 7 or 8 empty paper boxes with school supplies,” said Mr. Ryan. The supplies are given to CICS to be distributed to any elementary school students in need. Over the years, CICS Wrightwood and CICS Basil have each benefited from the supply drive. CICS Director of Family and Community Engagement Meghan Schmidt, who helps coordinate the receiving schools, shared that “the generosity of the students and the work of the staff who put the supply drive together each year speaks volumes of the incredible spirit of the CICS Northtown community.”
Thank you to all who participated in the school supply drive this year!