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We're now talking about back to school because it's that time of the year and one of the most exciting things I think you remember about public school getting new school supplies but -- a lot of children who won't get that opportunity.
Perhaps without world vision world vision is one of the ten.
Largest charities in the US it is warning that the overwhelming need for school supplies will greatly outstrip donations this year.
As the economy continues to falter.
And -- vision site in your city for -- -- every quest for backpacks are expected to topple over 161000.
But just over 37%.
Of those in need will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.
And in Seattle Tacoma Washington area area -- approximately 7000 children aren't waiting lists for backpacks from world vision.
They need to help has increased as high unemployment turns out basic supplies such as Paper pencils backpacks into a luxury item.
That many families can't afford.
Tim -- bomb garter.
You are the executive director of world vision greater New York area to -- this this morning.
There's rather thanks for being here this is very important bottom line -- -- you get into the details of this it.
And -- mainly right now the high and high unemployment is the culprit.
That a big part of it is kind of issue that kind of compound in over the years and they need just continues to grow in you -- -- difficult -- well trying to raise the school supplies.
They're working with corporations and volunteers and church is also wrong and -- sites around the country trying to stuffed backpacks on the school supplies -- -- ready for a and back to school rush this year.
Okay so of course they're -- people out there who will want to help so let me give them first pulled the website -- world vision dot org.
Slash US programs world division dot org slash US programs and if you want to call.
You can just called this number here which is 188856.
What sort of donations are looking for.
But we've been you're collecting school supplies that we have a list there things were looking for -- -- the best -- always as always donations of money doing can.
Bring all -- together as we want to increase that should work expeditiously between five dollars up against beacon compound that's -- 150 dollars.
But the school supplies -- not only are we supplying.
-- -- Back to school stuff we also have a -- resource center in each of our sites where we're able to throughout the year provide teachers the school supplies that we think it's come -- the classroom they have -- supplies that they need in the classroom.
Which is important because a lot of teachers are going to their own pockets to spend money on schools -- and it gets pricey I mean I think you know here notes said that it was an average of 356 dollars.
Year candidacy after another that's under the get home lots in this.
Yeah as schools cut back and budgets get tighter.
Some of the money that teachers get to buy those supplies gets cut -- -- -- -- period are faced with the reality of either.
Not having their kids with school supplies to participate in class so they gun -- themselves and so many new teachers that it's been way more than 100 dollars of their only because they don't have the supplies.
You write -- year right.
So who who gets the supplies in and how do you get the supplies to the children.
So we we serve that kids that are most in need here and now that that's growing -- -- families that have been unemployed over the years him is that.
Had -- really had to worry about are now dealing with issues of unemployment and not having city dollar -- underemployed and they've had to make decisions about.
Glad buy groceries or neurological some -- my kids they can anticipate -- We work through organizations and churches community faith based organizations and schools any -- -- sites.
To distribute those -- those backpacks.
Would if you're where the eight sites and what if you're not in an area.
It's difficult -- we're the -- sites we're here in New York City Washington DC area in West Virginia in Appalachia and Chicago.
Twin Cities Dallas serving -- Texas.
LA and and and -- common area.
I mean looking.
And here you wish you could be everywhere but at -- moment you're not a -- you work on that but that's great that you can help.
The people in those areas so it's August 17 is -- too late for this school year.
Not at all not at all you in New York schools those -- after Labor Day -- some schools there are just now getting back and she can get a Mac school now.
Then of course the country but I guess we can we have huge event in LA.
We expect about thirteen hundred fuel to get back -- in the last year 7000 -- some dozen individuals -- -- for the -- I suffered anyone out there in LA and now.
You need is just huge and we we can't feel everyone's seen that we do our best here.
Here and in you do your best by providing these backpacks right so what's if a child gets a backpack what's inside.
So it does a great -- -- it's filled with as a binder Paper notebooks.
-- -- pencils pens crayons rulers a little pistol pouch scissors glue sticks.
All the kind of basic supplies they need to Canon for the first day -- open it up -- ready to go.
All right sounds -- -- the website Guinness world vision dot org slash US programs the phone number again -- will -- -- up on the screen it is.
Child -- bomb -- thank you very much executive director world vision greater New York area thank you very differently with your costs at.
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