Some of Mohonasen’s students came to school hungry. Some didn’t have sneakers that fit, or a warm coat for the winter. Some couldn’t afford the school supplies needed to be the best student they can be.
We’re putting an end to that – but we need your help.
This school year, we’ve been strengthening programs that help serve those students, impacting their success both inside and outside the classroom. MohonCARES (Connecting Area Resources to Empower Students) is a district-wide initiative to provide food, clothing, toiletries and other supplies to all students in need in Grades K through 12.
Join us at Plato’s Closet of Albany from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, June 29 to Smash Out Hunger. When you spend $25, $5 will support MohonCARES, so we can send students home with backpacks of food for the weekend, warm clothing and shoes that fit, notebooks and pencils with erasers.
“Research and common sense reveal that hunger negatively impacts a child’s academic performance and behavior in school,” district Superintendent Shannon Shine said. “Hungry children have lower math scores and are more likely to repeat a grade, come to school late or skip days entirely. By addressing this very basic need for students, we are providing them with foundational support for success. It’s not enough to say we care; we must demonstrate that we care.”
If you can’t make the event, consider donating to MohonCARES online: www.fundabilities.com/MohonCARES
So our students can be the best they can be.
If you have any questions, please contact Alissa Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.