|College of Business issues department backpack challenge|
Families raising children with a disability and/or special health care needs face more financial burden than the average family does due to the specialized care that is needed to provide for the health of their child.
The College of Business and Public Administration is seeking a department challenge. A free pizza party will be given to the department that contributes the most complete backpacks. The challenge ends Friday, Aug. 1.
Cost of one complete backpack is about $20. Supplies needed for one complete backpack include: new backpack, tissues, pencil boxes, plain pocket folders, notebooks, glue bottles, glue sticks, scientific calculators, loose leaf paper, markers, ruler, compass, protractor, scissors and colored pencils.
In order for a child to receive backpacks through this project, the child must be on an individual education plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan as recognized by Special Education Services through the Department of Public Instruction. This project is not income-based for eligibility.
Completed backpacks can be dropped off by Friday, Aug. 1, to 110 Gamble Hall or 135 Starcher Hall.
For more information, contact Pam Burkes, College of Business and Public Administration, at 739-4229 or email@example.com.