Two teens have launched a campaign to give out ‘Kind Packs” filled with school supplies for elementary students who are in need.
Project Kind Packs
Prisha Mehta and Manogna Jonnalagadda are both students at Centennial High School. They shared in an interview that their initiative to help came from the negative impact the pandemic has on many underfunded schools. With that, they formed “Project Kind Packs”.
“The idea for Project Kind Packs came during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak when students and teachers had to quickly adjust to an entirely new system of virtual learning,” Mehta said.
They aim to hand the special packs to 300 elementary students and teachers that attend Dallas ISD Schools. Each pack contains, school supplies, storybooks, classroom essentials, hygiene products, and letters of encouragement.
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In their Instagram post, they shared how the pandemic has affected the struggling communities and schools. They wrote, “The pandemic has taken an unimaginable toll on underfunded schools. Countless Dallas ISD schools fall into this category, and many people in suburban communities like Frisco remain unaware or unresponsive to the difficult realities of the families, teachers, and students of these schools.”
They added, “Many low-income districts rely on state taxes as the main source of their funding. With decreasing income and sales tax, assistance for low-income school districts are also decreasing. The COVID recession only furthers the need for state funding and donations.”
“With our Kind Packs, we want to spread kindness, words of encouragement and motivation so these classrooms can fulfill their full potential this coming school year and confidently transition into a normal learning environment,” Jonnalagada shared.
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Additionally, the high school students seek to raise $3,000 through their Facebook fundraiser page. They have reached over $2,000 already and counting!
Their example shows that we can indeed help others in our own way. Let’s continue to support and pray for the young generation that stands up for those in need.