In elementary and middle school, the typical student spends between 900 and 1,000 hours in the classroom each year, but, too often, the lessons they learn on the playground are the ones that have the greatest impact in their lives. Education is their only way out of poverty, but being ridiculed for not having the proper attire can cause a child’s excitement about learning to be overshadowed by the fear of embarrassment and humiliation.
To a child looking forward to the first day of school, clothing seems almost as important as food. A clean uniform that fits properly enables them to focus on what they are being taught, not on what they are teased about.
There are thousands of children that are counting on us for school uniforms. Once again, WAFB Channel 9, Locke Meredith - Sean Fagan & Associates, Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health and the Albemarle Foundation have joined St. Vincent de Paul to help with our Uniforms for Kids effort. We are blessed to have their support, and we need your support as well.
Will you consider helping just one child? At a cost of $12.00 for each uniform, you can help a needy child by giving $24.00, which will provide two uniforms – one to wash and one to wear. How many needy children can you help? Be assured that no amount is too small or too large.
On behalf of the poor and homeless children we serve through this critical community program, we thank you in advance for your consideration of our request.