Start School Right

Wednesday, august 7, 2019 5:00-7:00PM
Vernon Middle School

Start School Right was started by a teacher in 2015 with the intention of providing district families the support they need before kids head back to school. A volunteer committee of district staff and community members plans and hosts this event each year in early August. Students attending receive school supplies, haircuts, vision and dental screenings, clothing, breakfast food and more thanks to a variety of local partners.

In recent years, the Foundation has sought funding from local businesses and organizations to add hygiene items and gym shoes, as well as increase the number of school supplies available to each student. Community resource tables are also an important part of the event so families can learn about what year-round support is available in the local community through other non-profit organizations.

If you are interested in contributing to this effort, we encourage you to visit our Donate page and note “Start School Right” in the Comment box.

You can help! Purchase school supplies and then visit one of our partner supply drive locations for drop off:

Farmers State Bank
July 12-26
1240 8th Ave, Marion
1380 Twixt Town Rd, Marion

Hills Bank
July 1-31
800 11th St, Marion
3204 7th Ave, Marion

NXT Bank
July 8-31
325 Oakbrook Dr, Marion

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
July 24-August 5
700 25th St, Marion

MISD District Office
July 24-August 5
777 S. 15th St, Marion