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Help an inner-city student

It is once more time to let everyone know that school starts in the inner city of Denver on Aug. 25. School is a lot more interesting, fun and exciting if the pupils have the materials with which to do the work.

I think it would be nice for the inner-city kids to be able to get excited about going back to school. Some have worked all summer being tutored, so that they can start fresh in the grade they are supposed to be in this year.

As the children start back to school, I think it would be great to help these hard-working parents and grandparents have the tools for their children to learn. In most cases, the children get a better education than their parents had, and, in turn, teach them.

These children will soon be the leaders of their city, state and country. What a wonderful relief it is for them to know that people care enough to make sure that they have the basic school supplies they need.

Lots of children were helped by your generous donations last year. We at First Baptist Church, 726 West Francis, are collecting NEW basic school supplies.

We are collecting new pens and pencils, single-subject spiral college-ruled notebooks, hand pencil sharpeners, any color report folders without pockets, washable markers, crayons (boxes of 24), 12-inch rulers, small white washable school glue, 3-ring binders, college-ruled notebook paper, backpacks, Big Chief writing tablets, school-subject spiral notebooks, black Sharpie pens, backpacks and duffel bags. New hairbrushes, combs and hair clips would also be appreciated.

If you would like to donate any of these to help a child get an education, please bring them to the First Baptist Church office. Call 925-7828 for office hours, if in doubt. Please do not leave anything outside the church. The last day of collection is Sept. 17.

We should encourage every child to be the best that they can be. Thank you for helping these children. Your help will make school easier for them and more exciting.

Some of these children will go on to be doctors, teachers, artists, writers and leaders of our state and nation. If you have any further positive questions, please call Sharon Briggs at 925-8901. Your help will be very much appreciated.

Sharon Briggs

Project coordinator


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