Back to School with Scarlett

A young girl is coloring using school supplies given to her by city rescue mission

“What she needed, you provided.”

At City Rescue Mission, our staff understands the importance of primary education for children. Kids experiencing homelessness are at an extreme disadvantage compared to their housed peers.

Reduced vocabularies, literacy and motor-skills combine with stress and anxiety to lower academic performance, which can lead to decreased economic opportunity.

The cycle of poverty and homelessness is brutal, but you are breaking it by supporting City Rescue Mission. Your gifts are helping children like Scarlett, who recently started attending school after coming to the Mission with her mom. After dropping out of school to help support her family, Scarlett’s mom knows the importance of a good education.

They came to the Mission with just the clothes they had on, so when Scarlett received a backpack full of essential school supplies, thanks to the gifts of people like you, her mother was ecstatic.

“Notebooks, folders, crayons, pencils. she recalls. “What she needed, you provided.”

Because of you, Scarlett now has the supplies she needs to succeed in school. Thank you for helping us break the cycle of homelessness in Oklahoma City.

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