School is back in session! Bard Optical is still collecting school supplies to be delivered to all of the communities we have offices in. It is crucial to help teachers keep their classrooms stocked throughout the semester. While back-to-school always brings a lot of attention to this issue, students still need access to new supplies throughout their school calendar year. The more we can offer, the better the whole community will be.
Over the years, teachers end up spending more and more of their own paycheck on supplies for their classrooms. In light of budget crises across the state, and funds for schools remaining stagnant despite inflation, many teachers have no choice but to supply their classrooms themselves to create an efficient learning environment for all of their students.
Help load our bus at our Baytowne location in Champaign!
Donations are well underway at our Knoxville office in Peoria.
We have already had such a positive response to the drive and collected a variety of supplies, focused on #2 pencils, colored pencils, crayons, folders, glue bottles and sticks, and markers. These supplies will be distributed to local districts in early October. Please bring any contributions to a local Bard Optical office by September 30th.