Students experience all sorts of challenges at school, but having enough school supplies shouldn’t be one of them. The right supplies are the tools children need to succeed in school.
Marzell Belton is a quiet second grader at Youngstown Community School in Ohio who was having trouble seeing in class. Last year he found out he needed glasses thanks to a free United Way program that provides vision screenings, doctor exams and eye glass fittings in local schools.
No one should have to choose between being able to afford groceries for their family or paying for healthcare coverage. Maggie, a healthcare worker in an assisted living residence in upstate New York, understands this predicament more than most.