Written by Ashley Scott, Lead Global Citizenship Instructor, Globe University-Green Bay
Each year the Back-to-School Store sponsored by Women’s Service League of Green Bay prepares children for the upcoming school year. Globe University Green Bay’s Global Citizenship Students joined in the massive effort.
The Service League provides the supplies necessary to learn, a new outfit including shoes, screenings, haircuts, storybooks and ice cream. Most importantly, they provide each child the opportunity to embrace the joy of a new school year.
This year the event hosted over 1,500 under privileged children residing in the Brown County Area who were able to receive school supplies.
Globe University students assisted in setting up, personal shopping, and cleaning up. As personal shoppers, Globe students were able to take one child through the shopping experience of a life time. Each shopping experience took almost one hour, in which Globe students were able to interact on a personal level with these young individuals. Many students were humbled by the chance to help make a tremendous difference in a young person’s life.
Globe University-Green Bay’s campus leadership team spent a full day working in multiple areas for the Back to School Store stuffing backpacks, organizing school supplies and giving back to the community.
The Service League of Green Bay stated “On behalf of the kids who got all their back to school needs, THANK YOU SO MUCH!”
This was the 19th annual event for the Back to School Store and according to Service League’s website in 2010 more than 550 community volunteers donated their time.