backpackThe Mission of the Month for August 2014 is the Dodge County Back to School Program. For over 10 years, the Dodge County Back to School Program has helped kids in need get the school year started on the right foot. It is an independent program that is supported by various funding sources: private citizens, businesses, charitable organizations, and churches serving Dodge County residents.

Drop off financial or material donations for the program at St. John’s by August 17. Items to consider donating include:

  • Backpacks
  • Pens/pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers/crayons
  • Glue/glue sticks
  • Pencil cases
  • Erasers
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Notebooks (spiral bound, composition, and steno notebooks)
  • Folders (2 pocket with and without prongs)
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Dry erase markers
  • Basic calculator/scientific calculator (not graphing calculators)
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Book covers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Sharpie markers

Anyone interested in applying for the program can get an application through Dodge County Human Services. Applications MUST be received NO LATER THAN August 15th.

The Dodge County Back to School Program is not a government subsidized program. The role of Dodge County Human Services is merely to verify the applicant’s status as qualifying for assistance from the Dodge County Back to School Program. Applications submitted to the Dodge County Back to School Program are filled on a first come, first served basis which is also based on availability of goods and funding of the program. Submission of application does not guarantee goods will be available.