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11 ways to support Pittsburgh kids with essential back-to-school supplies

Sally Quinn, Kidsburgh- School supplies are critical to school success. According to teachers involved with The Education Partnership, kids who are equipped with the proper learning tools show increased classroom participation, higher academic achievement and are more likely to complete homework assignments.

In part, those results come from the sense of confidence and positive self-esteem that develops when kids are prepared and ready to excel.

A number of Pittsburgh organizations work toward that goal by delivering back-to-school goods to kids who need them. More fortunate families can help the cause by shopping and donating supplies. It’s a terrific way for kids to develop empathy and a generous spirit by shopping for others. It’s a fun, feel-good project for the whole family.

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