Though I'm not a parent, I remember the stress that my mom and dad went through when it was time for us to go back to school. With three growing children, there was so much money that had to be spent just to ensure that we each had what we needed to start the school year off properly. Though my family wasn't technically low-income y parents weren't technically low-income, sales and low price points were definitely something they strived to find. However, with the growing list of things that are needed each year, having back to school resources for low-income families to help relieve that financial stress that many parents encountered is so necessary.
With many of my close friends either being teachers or having children, I've seen the stresses of what back to school supplies can do. A few years ago, I had a close friend who was in between jobs and had two children just starting school. Since the children's father was not in the picture, everything fell on her. It was very hard for her to get all that they needed at the start of the year, but things got easier once located all of the resources that were available to families who were of low income. Through the help of our community, she was able to send both of her children to school with all of the required supplies, and in the required uniforms.
No matter the reason why you may need a little extra help this year, this list of nine resources can help you and your kids start the school year off awesomely.