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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

School Supply Time - Common Ground Network

Each year, hundreds of Mansfield ISD families receive help with school supplies through Common Ground Network’s School Supply Program

Sounds great! How does it work?

The Common Ground Network works diligently to find families that qualify for assistance and provide each child with a bag of school supplies (about $30 per child) and a Payless Shoe Store voucher for a new pair of shoes. The organization purchases many of the supplies in bulk, to keep the costs as low as possible. 

The collection process begins in May to ensure that all qualifying students receive the necessary supplies by August. Volunteers from throughout the community will come together in August to prepare and distribute the supplies before school starts. 

Does Your Family Need Help Purchasing School Supplies? Saturday, May 19, 2012

Necesita Su Familia Ayuda Para La Compra De Articulos Escolares?

How can I help?

If your organization would like to support this program, send your tax deductible donation, made payable to Common Ground Network (Memo: School Supplies) to:

Common Ground Network 
P.O. Box 1049
Mansfield, TX 76063

Contributors’ names will appear in the Mansfield News-Mirror as a Mansfield children’s supporter. The Common Ground Network will also provide a letter to each contributor for tax purposes. 

In order for the organization to determine the number of students they will be able to assist,donations must be received by June 30

Remember, when it comes to promoting the success of Mansfield ISD students, no amount of support is too small!

More about the Common Ground Network:

The Common Ground Network is an association of churches and support agencies in the Mansfield community who work together to coordinate programs that effect needy families throughout the Mansfield ISD. Each year, they join together to coordinate a number of different programs; food drives to support local pantries, holiday giving for children and two summer programs, School Supplies and Feed the Kids for Summer

For more information, visit the website or contact Common Ground Network School Supply program coordinators, Chad Crafton ( or Sue Gallaher (
The Common Ground Network can be reached at 817-240-3509.

Common Ground is a non-profit agency. All donations are tax deductible. 
Mansfield ISD is a partner with the Common Ground Network.