Summer is in full swing. Vacations are planned, BBQs are plentiful, and pools are the new hangout. The little scholars in our lives might be dreading August and the approaching start to another school year. Still, remember how fun it was to pick out your new backpack, markers, or colorful folders? Sadly, not all children get to enjoy this type of back to school preparation.
Many children start the school year without the most basic of school supplies because their families simply can't afford them. 90,000 children to be exact (in the St. Louis area alone!). Things like paper, pencils, crayons and glue which are essential to their success aren't within reach.
KidSmart, with help from LookAfter Hair Company and other area businesses, is changing that.