Help APWA Deliver School Supplies to 139 Navajo Nation Students

10 Aug

Mai Abdul Rahman July 2020

All it takes is just $40 to provide one student a backpack and the essential school supplies. Yet many Navajo Nation students will start this school year without backpacks or basic school supplies. Help American Palestinian Women’s Association (APWA) deliver 139 school bags and essential supplies to students attending Rocky Ridge Boarding School (KG-grade 8), where 100% of the school children qualify for free and reduced school meals

On September 16, 2020, Rocky Ridge Boarding School will welcome back its students. The school serves one of the poorest counties in the nation, where more than 38% of the homes are without running water, 32% live without electricity, and 31% of the families live without indoor plumbing. In the meantime, the Navajo Nation is struggling to contain COVID19 and is plagued with the highest unemployment rate in the nation (70%).

When families cannot afford to pay rent and feed their children, buying school supplies becomes a luxury. A modest donation of $40 will make it possible for one Rocky Ridge Boarding School student to start the 2020-2021 school year prepared and confident. Access to free school supplies increases student preparedness and participation; is critical to creating a more equal learning instructional environment; and significantly increases student self esteem.

With your help, APWA will deliver backpacks full with the necessary school supplies to all Rocky Ridge Boarding School students. We are counting on you. Please send your donation to: American Palestinian Women’s Association, 4800 ChowanAvenue, Alexandria, VA. 22312. 

Thank you.

***American Palestinian Women’s Association is a non profit, non-political, secular, tax-exempt, registered organization established in 2004 by concerned American Palestinian women in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area (DC, VA, MD).

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