We all know that times are tough right now but if you have kids, things are a lot tougher. You have to worry about school clothes, school supplies, and all the extras that come with the school year. The same is true for our schools. They also need all those things to help out students who are disadvantaged. That's where you come in.

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A LITTLE HELP PLEASE
A west El Paso school really needs your help. Three different schools consolidated into the Don Haskins PreK - 8th grade school on 500 Mulberry. There are 1600 students and many of them are in need of school items. I spoke with the principal of Don Haskins, Haidi Appel, and she told me that her students are ages 3 years old to 8th grade and in need of so many things, including clothing.

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HERE'S WHAT'S NEEDED
Appel told me that clothing like khaki and navy blue pants for boys and girls in size 5T to 10 are needed. Shoes and socks for the little ones are also needed. You know how kids go through their clothes quickly so if you have gently used clothing they would be appreciated. You can also donate new clothing in those sizes as well. I know we often tell people to donate to places like thrift stores, but donating to a school makes sure that the kids whose parents might not even be able to afford thrift store prices can get what they need.

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FUN STUFF IS NEEDED TOO
Appel is also asking for things like college sweatshirts and t-shirts from 3T - Adult XL. They can be used to decorate classrooms and hallways and give the kiddos something to aspire to. They are also a great way to motivate kids to do well in school. School supplies like 2 pocket folders with brads and wide-ruled composition books, not college-ruled, are also needed. If your child is in a service club in high school or is a scout, this would be a great project for them.

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If you can help, please drop off your donations to Don Haskins PK-8 School at 500 Mulberry. You can also call the school at (915) 236-3400 for more information on what they need. Let's help these kids stay on track at school.

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