Education students in Assistant Professor, Scott Straub's, EDUC 200 – Education Around The World and EDUC 280 – Teaching and Field Experience classes, are collecting school supplies to help families in need.
Approximately 100 items were collected during the last week of Fall 2017 semester including items such as markers, binders, colored pencils, paper, pens, headphones, and notebooks. These supplies were then generously donated to the City Light Home for Women and Children in Boise. The City Light shelter offers a safe haven of hope and love, providing emergency services such as meals, shelter, and clothing, as well as education, work-search assistance, mental health counseling, and addiction recovery.
"My goal is to collect enough supplies to help 10,000 families over the next five years," commented Straub. "There is such a need for educational supplies for children around the valley, and our own students here at CWI are very eager to participate in programs that help others who are struggling."
Collection bins have been placed at CWI’s Ada County Campus Pintail Center and the Nampa Campus Multipurpose and Academic Building. The deadline for the donations is Friday, April 28.