In an effort to address the growing problem of providing our state’s most disadvantaged students with the basic, yet critical instructional materials they need to succeed, K to College sponsored Senate Bill 1571 to establish the School Supplies for Homeless Children Fund. Authored by State Senator Mark DeSaulnier and supported by the California Teachers Association (CTA) and California State PTA, Senate Bill 1571 allows individuals to make contributions to the Fund on their personal state income tax returns. The Governor signed the bill in September of 2012.
In the above Comcast NewsMakers interview conducted by host Barbara Rogers, Charmaine Banther, a math teacher, member of the CTA and volunteer of K to College, discusses the pressing needs of our students and the solution to meet those needs. She also encourages everyone to give on “LINE 422” of their personal income tax returns.
The School Supplies for Homeless Children Fund would not exist without the tireless advocacy of the California Teachers Association and the California State PTA. Thank you for your support of California’s students!