Extending the Partnership was born out of the dream of what we can all do when we pool our resources together, and meet specific needs that are different than for what Mountain T.O.P. is typically known. All of our projects have involved direct resources: diapers and wipes, toothbrushes and tooth paste, children’s books. And the impact of all of this has not been just with families, but also with agencies and organizations who have needed this extra support. Our impact is significant, and it needs to continue.
Extending the Partnership is an annual program with the goal of extending the impact Mountain T.O.P. participants can have beyond the traditional means of our direct services. Being connected to MTOP means you are a part of a larger network of social services agencies who work tirelessly to alleviate needs present in this local area. All of our projects have involved direct resources: diapers and wipes, toothbrushes and toothpaste, books, shoes and art supplies. And the impact of all this for has not been just with families but also with agencies and organizations who have needed this extra support. Our impact is significant, and it needs to continue.
This year, we will be collecting school supplies for young people ages 6-18 years old. Having supplies for school- the basics- helps students have the tools and the confidence to succeed in the classroom. These supplies will be distributed through our summer Day Camp programs. Being able to begin school with dignity helps to put students on the path of a productive year. And for young people growing up in the poorest county in the state of Tennessee, this is a big advantage.
We will be collecting supplies throughout the entire year. We invite youth groups, Sunday School classes , or any other groups to collect and bring or send your supplies to Mountain T.O.P. Thanks for your generosity.
This is the list of school supplies we are collecting:
- Wide-ruled notebook paper
- Packs fo #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
- Colored pencils
- School glue (No Sticks)
- Fiskars Scissors
- Thin Dry-Erase Markers
- Pink Pearl erasers
- Cap erasers
- Composition notebooks
- Folders with pockets – red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
- Boxes of Kleenex