Shortly after the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were put in place, SSF board members realized that many students might not have the supplies at home that they would need to complete their studies. So they put together a list of several items, including a composition book, pencil packet, colored pencils, pencil sharpener, and just for fun, colored sidewalk chalk.
SSF president, Jenna Holland said, “While we thought students might have a need for basic items, we also wanted to say, ‘We see you. We care about you.’”
While the supplies project was quickly approved, it took some time to actually get the items, because of availability and shipping issues. Students who haven’t yet received theirs can contact their school for more information.
SSF treasurer, Victoria Fisher, and her daughters took responsibility for putting together the hundreds of packets while using sanitary handling methods.
However, she said many helped to make sure the materials were delivered in a timely and safe manner. Specifically, she wanted to acknowledge help from the following: Rachel Hale, Jenny Wilkinson, and others from Leonard’s; Sierra Valley Home Center; and the SPJUSD teachers and administration, as well as many others from the community.