Students and Educators require more than just books to succeed in school, and this innovative resource is helping students in need build confidence both in and out of the classroom.
The Healing Place, The City of Jackson and community sponsors, have created a city wide pantry that provides underprivileged students with basic resources like food, hygienic products, school supplies and clothing.
This pantry is also a resource for educators who may be in need of classroom supplies in hopes of reducing, if not eliminating the teacher out of pocket expenses that are on a steady incline.
The idea for the pantry came about when it was realized that more and more students across the city were starting school without the basic needs even though there are hundreds of "back to school supply giveaways" each year.
Not only are the numbers growing in students without, but that has brought
about an increase in the number of teachers financing supplies for
their classroom out of their own pockets and then buying supplies
for their student.
To gain access to these resources, educators speak
with their school counselor or administrator about their
needs and/or the needs of their student(s) and they in turn
contact us with the needs of the educator and classroom.
A member of the SSP staff will then package the requested
supplies from the pantry and schedule a time to drop them off.
The SSP can't operate without the assistance of our community.
We are constantly giving out, so we are constantly in need of
more supplies. Partners are welcomed and encouraged! For
more detailed information on the pantry, dropoff location or
other general information, please call 601.272.5040.
To make a monetary donation online,
please click the button below