With the rising cost of gas and food, people are at their wits end saving for things that they need. With school year approaching quickly, many parents find themselves in a penny-pinching position, yet there is help.
Debbie Zimmerman, the Title 1 Coordinator at Forest Park Elementary, is putting together a Back-to-School Shopping Spree for the parents and students of Forest Park on Aug. 5, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
"The economy is so bad that many parents may find themselves in tough positions deciding what to spend their money on," Zimmerman said.
Having done the math with the price of textbooks and school supplies, Zimmerman is trying her best to give parents a break.
"No parent should have to choose between school supplies and something else that is just as important," she said."They can come and get new school stuff with a backpack and start off the year in a positive way."
Everything is free, but a parent or guardian must attend to fill out the enrollment card.
Zimmerman hopes this will be a big success and it will become an annual event.
For more information or would like to make a donation you can contact Debbie Zimmerman at 446-2421.
Shopping spree details
The students and parents of Forest Park Elementary are invited to a Back-to-School Shopping Spree.
WHAT: Back-to-School Shopping Spree
WHEN: Tuesday Aug. 5, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
*?A parent or guardian must attend with the child.
WHERE: Forest Park Elementary in the Music and Art room