G.O.D.S Foundation holding school supplies drive

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Roanoke, Va. (WFXR) — Parents are deliberating on the right route and method of education for their children this year, but despite what that choice may be, young learners still need educational supplies.

The nonprofit, G.O.D.S Foundation,  founded in 2017 wants to make sure that children have the tools to succeed during this unprecedented time. Co-founder, Christine Carter has been working diligently so that the foundation can continue to be a resource to the community.

“I understand that we are all going into unchartered territory and I want parents to know that no matter what decision you make, whether you decide to send your child to school or school them at home, we still need school supplies. If you’re in a position where you need something, don’t feel embarrassed, don’t feel ashamed to reach out to us. That’s why we’re here.”

Christine Carter, Co-Founder G.O.D.S Foundation

In years past the foundation held large back to school events, where students and their parents could simply show up with no appointment to receive essential items that would aid in their learning experience.

Due to COVID-19, the foundation will have to scale back this year, serving approximately one-hundred children from grades Pre-K to 5th grade. Those that want to participate will have to preregister, filling out the proper forms to be considered. The foundation will then get ahold of parents to schedule a pick-up time.

Carter says that the foundation has been blessed to receive a large donation from Children’s Place as well as Ross Dress for Less. However, donations are always being accepted and every donation makes a difference.

Those interested in receiving support or making a contribution can do so here.

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