This week Communities In Schools partnered with Huntington Bank on the release of the “2015 Backpack Index” which revealed that the cost of school supplies for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year will increase, likely to significantly impact low income families.
According the annual report, the cost of equipping students with supplies will increase by nearly 10 percent for high school students and could cost families with more than one child in elementary, middle or high school as much as $3,000 for school supplies and activity fees. Read more on what parents can expect to pay this year.
Communities In Schools’ affiliates, volunteers, site coordinators and staff around the country are hosting stuff the bus supply drives and partnering with businesses to collect donations of supplies from customers to help students and families in their local communities.
Want to get involved? Look up your local affiliate to find events in your community.
Here are just a few:
For tips on how to save money this school year, click here.