SA YES Transforms “Little Library” Into a “Little Locker” to Keep Children Active at Home

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (APRIL 23, 2020) - SA YES, the largest distributor of school supplies in South Texas, has revamped their “Little Library” into a “Little Locker” to provide art supplies and learning resources to keep children active while out of school. The “Little Locker” is located in the Harlandale Independent School District at the Sosa Parent Education Center (901 March Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214).

 

Before the pandemic, the organization’s “Little Library” offered free books for the 14,000 students and parents within the district that spanned a wide variety of topics. It will now contain sidewalk chalk, flower kits and wood shapes that students can color. Children are encouraged to take these supplies to their homes as needed; SA YES will replenish the supplies periodically. 

 

This “Little Locker” initiative further supports the SA YES’ Sidewalk Chalk Challenge. This challenge encourages students to go outside and draw or write words of encouragement on the sidewalk with chalk. Then, with parental permission, post photos of their artwork on Twitter (@SAYES_ORG) or Facebook (@SAYESORG) using the #sidewalkchalkchallenge.                       

 

“Even though schools are officially closed for the rest of the year, our mission to support these students goes on,” said Danielle Gunter, Executive Director of SA YES. “We’re happy to continue our work with Harlandale ISD by finding new opportunities to keep students engaged and active during this current environment. This “Little Locker will help us fulfill that goal.”

 

Additional Details 

 Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Library book exchanges, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

 

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ABOUT SA YES 

SA YES is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1998 with a simple purpose: provide school supplies to area Title 1 elementary students that need assistance. Over the years, more than $3 million dollars has been put back into our communities through school supply distribution, scholarships for high school students and grants for schools and educational nonprofits. SA YES has assisted more than 425,000 students since its inception and is fully funded through corporate and private donors.

 

SA YES continues to be the largest distributor of school supplies in South Texas and served more than 22,000 elementary students in 2019. Additionally, they have expanded into the Corpus Christi and Austin, Texas markets. For more information about SA YES visit, www.sayes.org


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