A program that began by helping students at 12 Tulsa Public Schools get free school supplies, is now up to 55 schools. It could use some financial assistance.
The Partnership for the Availability of School Supplies, also known as "PASS," will help about 24,000 students with free school supplies this year.
Organizers say cash donations are best because they can buy in bulk, and can furnish a student with supplies for about $8 instead of the usual average of $35.
The pass program gives students fresh supplies at mid-year as well.
"You can't give a kindergartner a box of crayons and expect it to last 9 months," said Andrew Morris, PASS Coordinator.
"A lot of times they become lethargic. They won't work because they don't have the supplies. They will not ask for things because sometimes they are kind of shy to ask for assistance and generally they don't do well on academic assignments," said Burroughs Elementary Principal Michelle Cullom.
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