Adopt a Future Broncho

Adopt a Future Broncho

Adopt a Future Broncho allows student parents to provide their kids with the school supplies they need, without breaking the bank. Photo provided by Pixabay.

Adopt a Future Broncho is a program managed by Off-Campus Life that helps student-parents get school supplies for their children. Off-Campus Life is asking those who can to donate school supplies to Off-Campus Life for this program.

Donations have been collected since the end of Spring and will continue to be taken until August 15. School supplies donations are being accepted in the Off-Campus Life office in room 212-c in the Nigh University Center.

The big shopping event will be held for student-parents on August 17. Parents will be given a backpack to fill up with school supplies that they need for their children.

“Last year we helped about 100 kids get school supplies. We are trying to get more school supplies donated this year, because last year we ran out in the first 30 minutes of the shopping event,” Kenedie McAdams, Off-Campus Life Coordinator, said.

McAdams stated that the goal for this year is to help at least 150 children get school supplies. The list of school supplies that is needed for the program is listed on the Off-Campus Life website.

Following the success of the first run, this is Adopt a Future Bronchos’ second year hosting the event.

“We realized it was a need, but we didn’t realize how much of a need it was,” McAdams said.

McAdams mentioned that last year some people donated money instead of school supplies. Money donations are also accepted instead or with school supplies donations.

The money donations help assist and complete the shopping trips for school supplies. McAdams can fill all additional or last-minute needs through the use of money donations.

Off-Campus Life has been hosting student-parent programs for quite some time now, according to McAdams. For some student-parents, it is difficult to make ends meet while attending college and raising children.

Off-Campus Life has made it their goal to help student-parents in need to set them up for success in their college experience.

This office has been helping parents not only by getting their children school supplies, but also by providing student-parents with family-friendly programs to take their children to for fun nights out. Off-Campus Life has also provided a list of summer camps for children.

“I would definitely encourage people to donate. Even just five dollars can go a long way. You can make an impact on someone’s family,” McAdams said.

McAdams mentioned that if anyone wants to donate to but is unable to make it to the school, Off-Campus Life can possibly help, depending on the situation.

For further questions or information about Adopt a Future Broncho or making a donation, contact Kenedie McAdams at 405-974-3654 or offcampuslife@uco.edu.

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