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.


15° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.
 Winter Storm for January 31-February 1, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar


Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to ushare@keloland.com

Storm Center Update

 

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!

 

Nonprofits Stock-Up On School Supplies

July 31, 2014, 5:02 PM by Sammi Bjelland

Nonprofits Stock-Up On School Supplies
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Parents are starting to shop for back to school supplies, but not all parents can afford the long list of things needed for class. That's why several non-profits are stocking up for them.

It's that time of year again; shelves in stores across KELOLAND are full of paper, glue and other school supplies. However, many kids can't afford the basics.

That's why some area non-profits are doing the shopping for them.

"Tablets, folders, pencils, crayons, markers. Yeah, you name it," Lu Bosma with Volunteers in Mercy said.

Lu Bosma is buying supplies to hand out through Volunteers in Mercy out of Pipestone, Minnesota. She drove to the Sioux Falls Walmart store on Louise Avenue today to get the discounts big box stores like Walmart can offer.

"It's wonderful. We can buy more supplies. We can get them at a lower cost. We're a non-profit so there's no tax," said Bosma. 

"$.50 for a crayon. $.25 for a notebook. $.50 for a glue. On and on and on, so you can see literally, you can help a child go back to school literally less than $3 to $5," Walmart manager, Ted Walnofer said.

Another group that benefits from the big discounts are teachers who use their own resources to help the kids in their classes.

"You know, they're our unsung heroes. They'll buy a lot of supplies themselves, just to give out to their kids because they have a number of kids that just don't have it," Walnofer said.

Hopefully, with more non-profits like Volunteers In Mercy stepping in, kids won't have to worry about showing up to school empty handed.

Volunteers in Mercy will be handing out 300 backpacks on Wednesday August 6.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Students Return To School After Measles Scare

1/25/2015 5:23 PM

Students will be heading back to school tomorrow at Holy Spirit Elementary after the confirmation that one of the students has tested positive with th...

Full Story
School Leaders React To Measles Guildelines

1/29/2015 6:01 PM

If your son or daughter is not vaccinated against the measles right now, he or she may end up missing nearly a month of school.  The South Dakota...

Full Story | Watch
Lincoln Grad Working For NFL On Super Bowl Sunday

1/31/2015 5:55 PM

For fans it's the biggest game of the year, but for one Lincoln High School graduate it's a great step in her career.

Full Story
Original Brookings High School Bell Returns After Decades

1/31/2015 1:55 PM

A cast-iron bell that used to ring in the first Brookings High School more than 100 years ago has finally come home.

Full Story
SF School Board Adjusts Superintendent Powers For Student Absence

1/26/2015 9:55 PM

Two words now included in school policy could eliminate a lot of paperwork if more students are forced to stay home because of the flu.

Full Story | Watch


Events