ABC4 launches school supplies fundraiser and welcomes Salt Lake Education Foundation’s James Yapias in his effort to help students in need

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — ABC4’s Glen Mills sat down with Salt Lake Education Foundation director James Yapias to talk about how you can help schools get some of the supplies they need for fall .

As part of Nexstar Media Group Founder’s Day of Caring, ABC4 is launching a 6-week fundraiser for children’s school supplies.

Yapias had this to say about the needs of the students when they return to school in the fall: “At the moment we are looking for backpacks, crayons, pencils, erasers, things that the students find valuable. One thing we notice is that many of our families are struggling with inflation and rising gas prices.”

Yapias says it will be even more difficult this autumn.

The Salt Lake Education Foundation is asking for support from the community to help families cope with the added stress of the times.

According to Yapias, the social and emotional impact of not having the necessary supplies can be enormous. He says their goal is to make sure every student who comes into class knows someone cares about them and that they have the necessary tools to learn.

To donate to students in need, click here.

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