With the support of the 93013Fund, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria was able to bring their goal of getting school supplies to children during the Covid-19 era to life. On April 21, volunteers met at the Girls Inc. campus to pack school supply care packages for 500 students. Girls Inc. staff organized the shipments and deliveries and the boxes of basic school supplies should be arriving this week to CUSD students.

“We realized immediately that many parents don’t have basic school supplies that students will now need to conduct activities at home,” said Jamie Collins, executive director of Girls Inc. “We sent out books and worksheets to over 200 families the first week we were closed. We reached out to CARP Growers with the idea to send out supplies and stem kits and the 93013Fund quickly responded with support to drive the idea forward.”

Girls Inc. is still accepting donations to support stem kits to send to families in the district. To donate, contact jamie@girlsinc-carp.org.

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