Lift Up + ROCK + EJP Construction are partnering to build a store in Lakeville Middle School that will provide students with free school supplies, hygeine items, clothing, coats, food and any other basic needs so they can spend more time on learning. The objective of the store is to break down barriers and give kids equal opportunity to learn well. We have heard from numerous district staff that if students do not have basic needs met, it leads to lack of engagement or even attendance in school. We have seen a significant amount of students struggle on a daily basis with access to proper nutrition, hygiene, clothing, or even school supplies necessary for success. Kids coming to school hungry every Monday morning. This can completely derail the future and potential of students who deserve access to basic needs. This store is going to provide all of these things every day for free. Located right inside Kenwood Middle School, any student struggling with tangible needs can benefit from this store. When students have all of their basic needs met, their education engagement and capacity can increase. This allows teachers to reach out and reengage these students. Lift Up is a Non Profit where we believe every donation makes a difference, which is why we maximize your gift by making sure 100% of your donation goes to these kids that we Lift Up. We make it easy for you to change the world, whether it be social causes, education, or providing the simple essentials we take for granted every day, we believe every project matters.
Location: Lakeville, MN
Partner: ROCK (Reaching Our Communities Kids)
Impact: 200 Kids
Removing barriers from the school day so kids can focus on learning.