We will be sending off school supplies this weekend to Broadmoor High School in Louisiana. Broadmoor students have not been able to begin school yet due to the massive flooding in the area. 70% of the school's families have home damage and we are working with them to hopefully receive some stress of getting back to school by donating school supplies. Today and tomorrow please remember you can donate to your student's English classroom.
Freshman Class: loose-leaf paper, pencils, and pens
Sophomore Class: 1.5 or 2-inch binders and composition notebooks
Junior Class: binder tab dividers and donations for backpack replacements*
Senior Class: index cards, highlighters, and donations for uniform replacements*
*Checks may be made out to Broadmoor High School.
Broadmoor High School was on higher ground where the building itself did not get water damage. But its students lived in the places that were affected drastically. If we can take away the financial burden of school supplies for these families, school can be a place where the kids can go to have a normal day. Things at home might be a mess. Things at the shelter might be crowded and chaotic. But if school can function, school can be a safe place where life feels normal again for a few hours each day. If we can get Broadmoor High School the supplies they need, we are giving these students so much more than the pencils and pens alone. We are giving them an escape.
There are systems in place for people to get their basic needs met. Red Cross, National Guard, and government shelters are there distributing the bottled water and toiletries and diapers. And yes, donating these items to these services is helpful. But if we can adopt Broadmoor High School and take care of their school supplies so that they can get up and running again, we can fill a need that isn’t being met.
So please, continue to support Broadmoor High School. Their school is closed until September 6th in order to give the community a chance to rebuild. If we can make sure that Broadmoor has everything it needs to open their doors on September 6th, we will be helping in a very significant way and showing our Rebel pride.
On behalf of their principal, Mr. Boatner and myself, thank you and Go Rebels!