About 36% of the population in New Brunswick, NJ, live in poverty. Of that 36%, 22% are elementary-school age kids. These kids are in need of school supplies. Source: https://datausa.io/profile/geo/new-brunswick-nj/#economy
The New Brunswick Public Schools Board of Education is lowering its budget for school supplies. This will make it increasingly difficult for teachers to supply their students with supplies they could not afford. Source: http://www.nbpschools.net/documents/Board%20of%20Education/Budgets/User%20Friendly%20Budget%202018-2019.pdf
The Yard is giving back to the community by partnering with local elementary schools to collect necessary school supplies for students.
In late August, The Yard will collect donations of school supplies from the Rutgers community.
The Yard will also collect school supply donations from the non-Rutgers professional community, including J&J, RWJ and Saint Peter's Hospital.
The local school community is in need, and with the help of Rutgers students and faculty and professionals in New Brunswick, elementary students will be able to succeed in school. Visit theyard.com to learn more about how you can donate.