Mission of Hope

Back-to-School Program

Back to School Program

Do you remember how much fun it was to get new school supplies when you were a child? Parents want their children to have everything they need for a good education, but in Appalachia, this privilege is sometimes an impossibility. The Mission of Hope needs your help with its Back to School program. The 2014 campaign will be our 17th annual event and we plan to assist over 11,500 Appalachian children at 27 rural elementary schools with the school supplies they will need to get a good start to their school year. A donation of $10 will provide a new backpack and supplies to a very deserving student.

If you would like to sponsor one or more children you can donate financially online, by phone, or by mail. We are a fully licensed 501c3 non-profit charity.

The school principals and teachers tell us that this program helps all their kids start the new school year on an equal plain and they are so excited when they get these NEW supplies. Thanks for your support and for helping to extend the Hope!

2014 Back To School “Wish List”

The following are needed school supplies:

Preschool and Kindergarten:
• Sturdy Backpacks
• Crayons
• Pencils
• Safety Scissors
• Glue Sticks

1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades:
• Sturdy Backpacks
• Crayons
• Pencils
• Folders – 3 Prong with Pocket
• Safety Scissors
• Glue Sticks
• Notebook Paper

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grades:
• Sturdy Backpacks
• Colored Pencils
• Pencils
• Ink Pens
• Folders – 3 Prong with Pocket
• Notebook Paper