Around the Tiers, School Supplies for Kids

By WBNG News

March 28, 2013 Updated Mar 28, 2013 at 6:15 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A non profit organization has a plan to help equip children- in- need with school supplies. Amy Murphy was in the studio to tell us about it.

School Supplies for Success Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is helping children in the Broome County area.

Their mission is to see that every child has the opportunity to succeed in the classroom by suppling him or her with the supplies they need.

In Broome County alone there are 12 school districts with a total of 57 schools.

Each school will be looked at individually to qualify.

We will be determining which schools are first by the percent of students on the free/reduce lunch plan.

As months and years go on we will keep adding schools. We want to service all 57 schools!

We have contacted each district to see if there is any interest in particapating in a School Supplies for Success logo contest.

The student that wins the contest not only will win a gift certificate for themselves but they will also have won for their school, to be the first helped in the 2013-2014 school year.

You can go to our webpage at www.school-supplies-for-success.com

This backpack will be full of supplies needed for one 1 student during their school year.

Children on the free/reduced lunch program are the only students eligible at this time.