In our effort to end homelessness through education, we rely on support from the community and people like you. Each of us has the ability to create a positive impact.
School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) trains community volunteers to provide tutoring once a week for students in grades K-12 whose lives have been impacted by homelessness. Our volunteer tutors come from all walks of life with different backgrounds and professions, yet they share one goal: to help children move beyond homelessness through a quality education.
Tutors meet with students each week to provide stability and reinforce grade level learning skills, work on school projects and help boost the child’s self-esteem. Tutors serve as mentors and positive adult role models for students to help them realize their full potential in the classroom and beyond.
Last year Massachusetts Public Schools identified 21,221 students impacted by homelessness. In the 2016-2017 academic year, our goal was to give out 1,600 full-stocked backpacks in our South Coast communities; but the demand exceeded 2,400 and we delivered thanks to YOU!
We promise to continue to deliver to even more kids as the demand is higher than expected; and we need your help to restock our shelves.
Stage a supply drive with your school, business, place of worship or neighbors and board our bus for kids!
Supplies Needed - All Items Must Be New
- Quality backpacks for boys & girls K-12
- Large Pencil Boxes
- Zippered Pencil Pouches
- Fun Pencils
- Large Erasers
- Glue Sticks
- Blunt Children's Scissors
- Pencil Sharpeners (with cover)
- Crayons(24 pack)
- Washable Markers Broad Tip (8 pack)
- Colored Pencils
- Red Pens
- Flexible Plastic Rulers
- Mechanical Pencils
- Index Cards (100 pack)
- Calculators (square root & scientific)
- Shiny Pocket Folders
- Composition Notebooks
- Single Subject Notebooks
- 1" Binders
- Binder Dividers
- 3-Holed, Lined Paper
On behalf of our kids, THANK YOU and welcome aboard!