When was the last time you got to go on a $1000 school supplies spending spree at Walmart? I can tell you it’s no easy task! It’s surprising how far the money goes and how HEAVY the stuff is!

I found this out last month when I had the happy task of spending our referral dollars on school supplies to donate to S.H.A.K.E. – Seniors Helping All Kid’s Education.

Each quarter we select a different charity partner and for every referral we receive, we donate $20. Our main benefactor this quarter was S.H.A.K.E., a group of seniors who collect and distribute school supplies to local schools where the need is greatest.

This school year may look a little different, but kids still need the same stuff. And boy did we get a bunch of it! Now I understand why these ladies came out with carts to receive our delivery!

~Cara Thomas

S.H.A.K.E. stands for Seniors Helping All Kid’s Education. You can drop off donations of school supplies for S.H.A.K.E. at the Kennewick JPI office in September and January.