Celebrating 15 Years of Community Service
It's Back to School time and school bells will soon sound, breaking the silence of summer break. Cram the Van now in its 15th year is ready to kick off another school year. Too many students in our community will not have the necessary school supplies to begin their school year. The cost of purchasing items like backpacks, pencils, paper, glue, crayons, notebooks and calculators can be overwhelming for a family that is struggling with the basic necessities.
Please support Cram the Van, a school supply program helping students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties! You can help by dropping supplies off during the local Cram-A-Thons. Don't know what to bring? Check out our School Supply List!
Also, there are collection boxes at all Sandy Sansing Dealerships, United Way in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties and WEAR TV studio on Mobile Hwy.
Needing Assistance with School Supplies
If you are looking for schools that are participating in Cram the Van for the 2014-2015 school year,dial 2-1-1. You will be directed with a Information and Referral Specialist at 2-1-1 of Northwest Florida who will provide you with the schools point of contact. Again, please dial 2-1-1 or 850-595-5905 to receive information regarding Cram the Van or other resources in the area.
In Escambia County all public schools requesting school supplies from Cram the Van will receive them by Aug. 11. Please know that the program cannot supply everything on the schools list and may not fulfill all the quantities desired. We rely on the generosity of the community to help as many children as possible. For more information: Call United Way of Escambia County at 850-434-3157 or WEAR at 850-456-3333.
Santa Rosa County
If you are needing assistance with school supplies, please visit the following sites for an application: In Gulf Breeze: Interfaith Ministries Thrift Store (4339 Gulf Breeze Pkwy) In Jay: Jay First Assembly of God (14047 Alabama St.) In Milton/Pace: United Way Santa Rosa (6479-A Caroline St.) In Navarre: First United Methodist Church (9474 Navarre Pkwy.) For more information: Call (850) 623-4507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.