A coalition of groups in Indianapolis is looking for volunteers to pack 15,000 eLearning kits, full of basic school supplies, for students-in-need who attend Indianapolis Public Schools. They will also build care packages for 250 teachers.
Four local organizations are taking steps to support Indianapolis teachers and students with supplies as schools return to full-time eLearning.
Teach Indy, Teachers’ Treasures and The Mind Trust, in partnership with the 2022 Indy College Football Playoff Host Committee, will assemble and distribute the kits next week.
“As Indianapolis schools return to full-time eLearning, teachers and students need support with supplies that would normally be available in classrooms,” said Sara Marshall, senior director of talent at The Mind Trust.
The eLearning student homework kits will contain items like paper, pencils, children’s scissors, and crayons to help the students complete assignments without the need for families to buy extra supplies.
The homework kits will be distributed to students at The Mind Trust’s Community Learning Sites.
Volunteers are needed to help assemble kits from December 7 through December 10 at The Crane Bay Event Center, located in downtown Indianapolis at 551 W. Merrill Street.
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All volunteers must wear a mask and will be provided with gloves. Shifts will be limited to 20 volunteers and will follow social distancing guidelines.