To kick off the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, Kendall Whittier Main Street and San Miguel Middle School have partnered to get brand new school supplies to San Miguel students.

San Miguel School is dedicated to helping children from challenging environments, regardless of race, nationality or religion, to achieve academic and personal success. The San Miguel school day and academic year are structured to give students grades 6, 7 and 8, a world of opportunities to learn and thrive. Many students arrive two or more years behind academically.

San Miguel is an independent, gratuitous school, meaning 95 percent of the operating funds come from donations, grants and fundraising. Parents provide a modest “copay” for their child’s education and contribute to the school by giving their time and talent.

“It seems small to most people, but having my very own school supplies that I never had to borrow gave me a huge sense of security when I was a student, and that’s what I’m hoping these students will have come Aug. 9,” said Sydney Alison, KWMS Community Engagement Coordinator. “If you’re able to donate even just one item, I guarantee you’ll make a difference in a student’s educational experience at San Miguel.”

You can also shop at Eleanor’s Bookshop and donate books directly to San Miguel students.

The drive is from July 14 to Aug. 6. Needed items include:

⁃ Backpacks

⁃ Pencils (#2 and colored)

⁃ Pens

⁃ Spiraled notebooks

⁃ Pencil bags & sharpeners

⁃ Kleenex tissues

⁃ Hand sanitizer & wipes

⁃ Erasers

⁃ Scissors

⁃ Calculators

⁃ Dry erase markers

⁃ Planners

Those wishing to donate school supplies can drop off their donation to any of these participating businesses:

Heirloom Rustic Ales (2113 E. Admiral Blvd.)

Pancho Anaya (2420 E. Admiral Blvd.)

Circle Cinema (10 S. Lewis Ave.)

Method Group (2303 E. Admiral Blvd.)

Marshall Brewing (1742 E. 6th St.)

Rivas & Associates (2417 E. Admiral Blvd.)

Mother Road Market (1124 S. Lewis Ave.)

Eleanor’s Bookshop (1102 S. Lewis Ave. Ste D)

She Brews Coffee House (1 N. Lewis Ave.)

Anthousai Florals (2411 E. Admiral Blvd. Ste A)

Tatermash Gifts & Embroidery (3101 S. Jamestown Ave.)

Kendall Whittier Main Street is a nonprofit organization that inspires the ongoing revitalization and growth of a historic and cultural neighborhood in Tulsa, striving to transform it back to a thriving, walkable commercial district. Kendall Whittier Main Street was named 2020 Great American Main Street by Main Street America and earned Program of the Year from Oklahoma Main Street in 2020.

For more information about the Kendall Whittier Main Street, please call or text 918-633-1934 or email info@visitkendallwhittier.com.

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