Compassion Coalition has been refining their services to local schools year after year. After years of city wide backpack giveaways, our team to took the time to take a step back and really listen to what our schools were in needed.
In the fall of 2016, Compassion Coalition launched their Equipped To Succeed program. The program focuses on stocking the supply rooms of local schools with supplies so that the dignity of students in need would be preserved, and teachers could teach without hindrance of having to stop due to not having the proper tools for all children.
Since the fall of 2016, Compassion Coalition has supplied 290,000 lbs of brand new supplies to 36 local schools. Our team has hosted national giveaways, provided a fmv of $50,000 in basic clothing needs to local schools, as well as collaborated with programs in our city looking to help further education initiatives.
Equipped to Succeed varies from our Teacher Resource Center by bringing much needed product directly to schools who may not have the 70% or higher free or reduced lunch, but have a high needs population.