The School Matters campaign was launched at the end of last year to help new students get acclimated to school quickly. The school in Gulfport, MS receives on average 30 new students each month. Most of these students don’t have enough money to come to school for the first day with a book bag and supplies. The Palms Apartments and MMI Cares partner with this local school to provide book bags full of supplies each month. This campaign has provided kids with the opportunity to focus on their school work instead of not having the necessary supplies. Below you will see the thank you message received from the principal of the school.
“Thank you so much for the school supplies and book bag. One child this morning was so upset and did not want his mom to leave him because he did not have a book bag or supplies. We gave him one of the book bags filled with stuff, and his face lit up! He was happy to go to class then. Thank you so very much! What your campaign is doing goes beyond just a gift!”