KidSmart is a local nonprofit that provides free school supplies for tens of thousands of area children, through their free school supply store.
In an effort to help as many children as possible they have a few events going on that are worth checking out!
The Labor of Love festival, a free concert on Art Hill in Forest Park July 27, 2014 is KidSmart’s free Back to School kickoff. The Ralph Butler Band and other St. Louis bands will be at the festival offering great music. Just bring a friend or friends, a picnic, and new school supplies to donate.”
On August 2, KidSmart will be collecting school supplies at Rams Fan Fest at the dome.
Rams Tight End Jared Cook is returning as the “Official Back to School Ambassador” and is helping KidSmart collect enough supplies to provide needed school supplies to 90,000 local children who live in poverty. They are asking all Rams Fans to join Jared Cook’s Push for Pencils Team by bringing school supplies such as paper, pencils, glue, crayons, markers and notebooks to #RamsFanFest. Anyone who brings school supplies to donate will be entered to win unique Rams prizes including:
-Four tickets to the Rams home opener vs. the Minnesota Vikings
-Four tickets to the Rams Monday Night Football game vs. San Francisco 49ers
-Autographed James Laurinaitis Cleats
-Sam Bradford Autographed Panel Ball
-Meet and greet with Jared Cook, the Push for Pencils Ambassador, on the field directly following practice.
Donation bins will be located at all entrances to the Edward Jones Dome.
If you can’t make it either event be sure to check out the drop of locations listed here.
Don’t forget to check out the Back to School Deals for great ways to save on your own Back to School Supplies and Donations.