TULSA, OK -- The Partnership for the Availability of School Supplies program Tuesday announced more than 24,000 Tulsa and Union Public Schools students will receive free sets of school supplies for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Each set of supplies includes crayons, glue, markers, pencils, paper, scissors and other items critical for learning. Supplies are delivered directly to school buildings over the summer and ready for students when the 2010-2011 academic year begins in the fall.
The objective of the PASS program is to ensure that each student attending a low income elementary school in Tulsa or Union Public Schools has the academic tools necessary to succeed. The program strives to ensure that economic inequality does not lead to inequality of opportunity in the classroom.
PASS provides supplies to students in Pre-K through 5th grade at qualifying elementary school sites, each of which has at least 75 percent of students qualifying for the federal Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program.
Supplies are possible due to contributions from more than 45 corporations, foundations and individuals.
Supplies cost under $10 per student, making PASS an extremely cost effective way to address community needs. At retail, the same supplies would cost $25 - $34 for parents, teachers or school administrators.
Donations are still needed to ensure that all needs are met for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Tulsa Public Schools sites which will receive supplies include: Academy Central, Addams, Alcott, Anderson, Barnard, Bell, Bryant, Burroughs, Celia Clinton, Cherokee, Chouteau, Columbus, Cooper, Disney, ECDC, Emerson, Eugene Field, Greeley, Hawthorne, Houston, Jackson, Jones, Kendall-Whittier, Kerr and Key.
Also: KIPP, Lindbergh, MacArthur, Mark Twain, Marshall, McClure, McKinley, Mitchell, Newcomer, Owen, Park, Peary, Penn, Phillips, Remington, Robertson, Roosevelt, Salk, Sandburg, Sequoyah, Skelly, Springdale, Whitman and Wright. Union Public Schools sites which will receive supplies include: Briarglen, Boevers, Clark, Grove, McAuliffe and Rosa Parks.
PASS is a partnership program between Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF), the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Community Action Project of Tulsa County, Tulsa Public Schools and Union Public Schools. PASS is primarily coordinated by TCF.
To contribute to PASS, please send a check to:
Tulsa Community Foundation – PASS
7030 S. Yale Avenue, Suite 600
Tulsa, OK 74136