Churches, businesses team up to buy school supplies for all Crittenden County students

MARION, KY — All school supplies except backpacks will be provided to Crittenden County Schools students on the first day of school this coming fall, thanks to a number of churches and businesses who are working together to pay for it.

The school district announced collaboration in a news release Monday night. “We know that school supply shopping can be a costly event, especially in families with multiple students enrolled in our schools. By removing that obstacle, parents are able to focus on other needs and work with their children to prepare them for success,” Crittenden County Schools Family Resources and Youth Services Coordinator Crystal Wesmoland said in the release.

The school district said the businesses and churches contributing to the initiative are: Crittenden County Farm Bureau, Sugar Grove CP Church, Marion Baptist Church, Mexico Baptist Church, Rebecca Johnson Law Office, Marion United Methodist Church, Life in Christ Church, Glenn’s Apothecary, Cave Springs Baptist Church, Farmers Bank, First United Bank, Deer Creek Baptist Church, Par-4 Plastics, Heart to Heart Center, Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Caldwell Springs Baptist Church, and YTG Insurance.

Want to get involved? Crittenden County Schools says people who want to donate to the school supply initiative or help in other was can call Wesmoland at 270-965-3525.