Each fall Common Ground Network, Inc. partners with the Mansfield ISD in providing thousands of pencils, folders, glue sticks and more to families in the community who would otherwise struggle to provide their students with necessary school supplies. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make this event a success and thousands of dollars are needed to provide the supplies. Distribution is the second Saturday of August and is hosted at the Mansfield ISD Back to School Bash. For more information visit mansfieldisd.org.
The Reading Program runs in conjunction with the Feed the Kids for Summer Program from the beginning of June through August. In partnership with local food pantries, donated books are made available to under-resourced children to keep so that they can read fun and exciting books over the summer. Research has shown that a child who continues to read over the summer months enters the next grade level ahead of their peers.