GREENVILLE, S.C. — Giving kids the tools they need to succeed in school – and in life. That’s the ultimate goal of United Way School Tools - a program designed to give students of low-income families the best possible start to the school year.
The 2017 School Tools distribution day is set for Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena from 8 a.m. to noon. Free parking is being provided in the parking garage adjacent to the arena.
Families will need to bring a photo ID and one of the following: a Medicaid card for each student, a letter of free/reduced lunch eligibility from the Greenville County School District or an EBT card for the family.
School supplies will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis to those who qualify. Supplies are limited and only available while supplies last.
The goal for this year’s School Tools project is to help up to 4,000 Greenville County students start school ready to learn by providing school supplies and a backpack to each of them.
“Each year, the School Tools project helps thousands of Greenville County students start school ready to learn by providing school supplies and a backpack to each of them,” said United Way President Ted Hendry. “So many families are struggling just to make ends meet. Providing school supplies is one meaningful way we hope makes that struggle a little easier.”