As children in our cities return to school there will be individual needs at our local schools. We would love to see our neighborhoods reach out to their local schools, find out what those greatest needs are, then host a neighborhood drive. Make sure you invite your neighbors to join you in collecting school supplies or basic need items like socks, shoes, underwear, personal hygiene items, and feminine hygiene products. These are just a few items that most of us provide automatically for our own children. As we build deeper relationships in our community through love and service, we can have deeper conversations about the real needs of our children. Get your kids involved and start collecting these items throughout the summer. Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join you in helping our kids be ready to go back to school. For more information, or to get started, email Sharon Looney.