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Community organizations creating 15,000 e-learning kits

Kits contain typical classroom supplies
School supplies
Posted at 9:52 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 22:04:28-05

INDIANAPOLIS — As kids continue e-learning from home, several organizations are stepping up to make sure children have all the school supplies they would in a classroom.

Several organizations have teamed up to make more than 15,000 “homework kits” filled with basic school supplies. Teach Indy, Teachers Treasures, The Mind Trust and the 2022 College Football Playoffs Host Committee are working together to get supplies and donations for the kits.

“It really is important to be able to stay focused on the teacher and the learning so if the teacher is teaching, you're able to find that pencil real quick and get started real quick on whatever the assignment is,” said Sara Marshall, Senior Director of Talent at The Mind Trust.

The kits will be distributed at several locations across the city and at certain food distribution sites. The kits will also be available at The Mind Trust Community Learning Centers.

“In addition to all the other things we are worried about as parents, not having to worry about school supplies or not having to try to fit that in the budget when we're now paying for things like increased utilities and all the other stuff we have going on… just to know somebody thought of parents and teachers and students to do this is amazing,” said Indianapolis mother, Alexandra Hall.

Organizers are still looking for volunteers to help assemble the kits. You can learn more and sign up for a shift here.