When the grade school students of Northville Elementary School arrive in their classrooms on next academic year 2013- 2014, a mountain of school supplies will be waiting.
A total of 600 brand new school supplies that included packs of pencils, writing papers and notebooks were donated by SM City Marilao to Northville Youth Reliable Organization, a community organization seeking ways to improve youth welfare through community service and youth oriented programs.
Through SM Foundation Incorporated, the donation sought to supply the needs of children and schools in less affluent areas of the basic materials they will need to carry out their education.
According to Northville Youth Reliable Organization President Jayson Sta. Rosa, parents typically struggle to provide the expensive list of items required for school like pencils, notebooks, papers, glue and colors. He also noted that students often use hand me downs or come to school with nothing at all.
Receiving the brand new school supplies from SM City Marilao will motivate students to do well in school. “We are thankful for the generous donation of SM City Marilao. Children will now be excited to go to school. The school supplies will surely help them to grow and flourish” Sta. Rosa explained.
Sta. Rosa added that the organization is also planning to give a part of the school supplies to students who were affected by the recent calamity. Many students don’t have the materials to begin with since classes resumed after the massive flooding in Bulacan. The donated school supplies will help students to start fresh.