ROANOKE, Va. – With back to school just around the corner, Roanoke organizations give back to teachers to set them up for success.
The Rescue Mission partnered with Parkway Church on the Mountain to give 110 teachers a chance to collect school supplies.
Teachers brought bins and bags to collect pounds of markers, bookbags, pencils, crayons, paper and more for their classes.
Rescue Mission Employee Engagement Assistant Director Stacy Boris said it’s a way to recognize educators and break cycles of generational poverty.
“We know that they deal with different struggles every day,” she said. “And we want them to know how much they are cared for and for them to feel our support.”
Teachers also received gift bags of cleaning supplies and personal items along with free coffee and frozen treats from D.G. Ice.