Anne Frank Elementary School educates over 1200 students in grades Kindergarten thru 5. Last year, the school celebrated being ranked #1 of all elementary schools in Philadelphia for achievement (performance on standardized assessments, including PSSA, Keystone Exams, and reading assessments). They were publically recognized by Superintendent Hite for their success and were described as a model school in our city.
However, as strongly as Anne Frank has performed, economic deficiencies have plagued the operations and families of this school. It was reported that 78.14% of the students are considered economically disadvantaged.
In collaborating with the principal of Anne Frank, Mr. Mickey Komins, it was determined that an immediate need of the school is for student uniforms, particularly boys khaki or dark blue pants (sizes 10-16) and collared white or light blue shirts. Many families lack the means to be able to purchase necessary uniforms, leaving children wearing clothing in poor condition. We want to help change that!
Seven Mile Road Church will be hosting a clothing drive for Anne Frank for these items (either new or gently used) until Friday, September 30. You can drop off the clothing at our church or make arrangements for pick up with Ally Monarch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you can partner with us in helping to address this important need for the children of our neighborhood. Please contact Ally Monarch to let us know whether you’ll be able to participate.