When it comes time each year to buy items for the new school year, not all children have the financial resources available to purchase even the basics.
That is especially true for school uniforms. Foster children, as well as children receiving supervision and assistance from Big Bend Community Based Care, are in dire need of funds to buy school uniforms. In order to assist with the school uniform dilemma, local attorneys, working in conjunction with Big Bend Community Based Care (CBC), will be helping over 100 local children obtain necessary school uniforms before they return to school.
When local attorney, Joe Alldredge, learned of this problem that so many local children are facing, he created a community outreach project to lend a helping hand. “We attorneys have benefitted so much from this community, and we need to give a little back”.
The Bay County Bar Association has been raising funds from the local member attorneys for the over 100 children receiving services from Big Bend CBC.
All of the funds raised will be used to buy polo shirts for the children that will comply with the Bay County Schools uniform policies.
Tammy Chambers, a supervisor at Big Bend, has said, “We don’t receive many donations, and people forget that the children in foster care need school uniforms too”.