Cram the Van, the school district approved supply drive, kicked off June 1 for the 2017-2018 school year. Serving the community since 1999, Cram the Van provides students with the tools necessary to succeed and reduces the stress on teachers who spend their own money to supplement materials in the classroom. In Escambia County, 61 percent of our students are eligible for free or reduced lunches. By combining resources, our community can show a united effort as it supports our schools to ensure a brighter tomorrow.
In 2016, our generous community distributed $78,000 in supplies to 61 area schools, helping over 9,300 children in need. 130 volunteers gave 630 hours of their time to sort, count and package supplies. Over 35 local businesses held collection drives or donated supplies. Countless members of our community came together to ensure the success of our students and made a $94,000 impact in our schools.
Ways to get involved:
GIVE: Host a school supply collection drive or make a donation. Collection drive efforts and donations directly impact a student’s ability to learn and send them back to school with a smile!
VOLUNTEER: Individuals and groups can volunteer to support Cram the Van by helping with sorting, counting and distributing of school supplies. Volunteers are essential to supporting the 9,300 students who were given supplies last year. Email email@example.com to get connected.
ADVOCATE: United we fight. United we win. Grow the impact of your caring by combining your independent school drive with Cram the Van. TOGETHER we can ensure more Escambia County students win.
School Supply List:
Composition notebooks (wide and college ruled)
Dry erase markers
Elmer’s glue (bottles and sticks)
Folders with pockets and prongs
Notebook paper (wide and college ruled)
Pens (black and blue)
Plastic Pencil Boxes
For more information on how to get involved with Cram the Van for the 2017-18 year, please call 434-3157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download the program flyer, and here to download volunteer opportunities. To notify your child's school that he or she needs supplies, dial 2-1-1.
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS!