File this one under “things that shouldn’t need to happen in the wealthiest country in the world.” Citing the lack of adequate school supplies in his hometown of Gary, Indiana, Freddie Gibbs has launched a GoFundMe page to assist SSGA (School Supply Giveaway of Gary) to help bring their supplies up to the standard most children should have in a first-world nation. No stranger to showing love for his hometown, Gibbs posted the following note on the page:
I have started this GoFund to assist SSGA (School Supply Giveaway of Gary) in raising funds for necessary school supplies for the students in my hometown of Gary, Indiana. Growing up in Gary there was little opportunity for a kid like me to make something of myself. Not having the basic supplies that every other kid in any other city had left a lot of us with little motivation to do well in school and turned a lot of us to darker paths. By helping these students aquire the basic supplies every student needs and deserves you will be maximizing their chances at a brighter future.
SSGA is a registered Indiana non-profit corporation and your donations will go directly to their corporation. Your donations will purchase backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, hand sanitizer, dental care kits and other necessary items to help these students to succeed.
These families and children need our help. Any amount that you can donate is appreciated. Please help the youth in my neighborhood start off their school year on a positive note.
The page is seeking a total of $3,000. You can donate here.