This is the 13th year that my sister, twin brother and I have helped our mother with the Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital's, Ready for School Campaign. I am the last of the three of us to take on the charge of writing you this letter.
In our family we like to give our mother grief over just about anything (all in fun, at least for us) but at this time of year it is always about the condition of our living room, which is used as a holding place for donations until the items can be delivered to the school districts. Except, this year things will be a little different. Because of changes made to personnel within the schools as well as changes in demand, we will no longer be asking you for your donations of new or slightly used clothing.
There are organizations that help with these needs throughout the year and we are going to let them handle this portion of the campaign. My brother, sister and I are all very proud to have been a part of this Ready for School Campaign for as long as I truly can remember and we all know how important it is to so many families.
The Ready for School Campaign assists families with their back-to-school needs. There are many expenses in getting ready to go back to school, that is why I believe there is no donation too small to help a child get ready for their school year. A little bit goes a long way toward helping a student in need. All cash donations received will be put toward items that students may need to be prepared for their school year. This program wouldn't be successful without the help of each and every one of its supporters, such as yourself.
These contributions will be kept confidential; we will accomplish this by working with the Dunkirk, Fredonia and Northern Chautauqua Catholic school systems. It will be on the schools' recommendation who will qualify for assistance. If you would like to make a cash donation, the Auxiliary would like to make their contribution to the schools as close to Sept. 13 as possible so that they have the funds available as the school year begins.
We are fortunate to live in a community that stays aware of people's changing situations and gives everything it has to help its neighbors through difficult times. I would like to thank you in advance for your anticipated support.
Checks may be sent to: The Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital, 529 Central Ave., Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048
Ready for School Campaign