User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


32° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Kaladi's, AARP Gathering School Supplies For Project SOS

August 8, 2014, 6:00 PM by Hailey Higgins

Kaladi's, AARP Gathering School Supplies For Project SOS
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Two organizations and a coffee house are teaming up to help low-income families prepare for the first day of class.

"What better way than to come out in the rain and help kids get some school supplies," Mark Gillespie, co-owner of Kaladi's, said.

On a soggy Friday morning, Dolores Gauer huddles under an umbrella while dropping off a backpack at Kaladi's. The retired teacher knows just how critical new school supplies are on the first day of school.

"It is important because they don't feel any different than anyone else," Gauer said. "They have everything they need. They fit in. There is a big feeling of pride with that."

AARP is joining the coffee shop in gathering back-to-school supplies for Project SOS. Organizers plans to fill 6,800 backpacks next week.

"With school starting in less than two weeks, this whole community is in the final push to help kids," SD Director for AARP Sarah Jennings said.

"These kind of events, rain or shine, help us help those children in need," The Banquet's Madeline Shields said.

The project serves low-income families in the Sioux Falls area. The need is so great that year after year, the line outside Whittier Middle School reaches out the door and around the corner.

"These children come from hard-working families who are trying to make ends meet. Mom has a job; Dad has a job. With all of the costs associated with getting back to school, families find it very difficult to supply their children," Shields said.

Donations will be accepted until 7 o'clock Friday on the South Minnesota Avenue location. Donors will also receive a free cup of coffee from Kaladi's.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Mines President Denies Role In Unlawful Lobbying

11/19/2014 7:41 AM

South Dakota School of Mines President Heather Wilson says she wasn't involved in any unlawful attempts to lobby federal officials on behalf of on...

Full Story
Dakota State University Sets Up Bat Houses

11/15/2014 4:30 PM

A work crew at Dakota State University has set up new bat houses on campus.

Full Story
Mark Twain Students Take Part In Reunification Drill

11/18/2014 5:40 PM

Some Sioux Falls students are ready for an emergency.  On Tuesday, 4th and 5th graders at Mark Twain Elementary School took part in a reunif...

Full Story | Watch
SD Joins National Distance Learning Initiative

11/16/2014 10:20 AM

South Dakota has joined a national distance learning initiative that will make more courses available to students across state lines.

Full Story
Artist Finishes Watercolor Of Mark Twain School

11/21/2014 7:37 PM

It's a year of transitions at Mark Twain Elementary.

Full Story


Events