What is the Willing & Able Program at Paschal High School?
The Willing and Able program helps our students meet their basic needs so we can prepare all students for academic success. Many of our students who are economically disadvantaged need the support, love and care as they begin preparing for college and career opportunities and leadership.
Many of our students walk the halls without school supplies, backpacks and key essentials to help with their organization and academic success. More importantly many students need basic supplies such as toiletries, clothes and snacks because they are tired and hungry. All students need to feel valuable, loved and accepted. They need to feel important and respected. They need to feel good about attending school and they need folks to believe in them. Many students come to school every day with needs we all take for granted. They may go unnoticed in the halls but they are there walking next to your son or daughter.
"Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson
Maybe, you can help us be their champions? Can you help our counselors and intervention specialists fill those needs?
The Willing & Able Closet is up and running thanks to the generous donations of Paschal families. The physical closet is located on campus and we have started to fill the shelves. In fact, yesterday three students were given "gifts" to help support their needs.
We have taken the single step of supplying the closet with toiletries, school supplies, food/snacks & new paschal shirts. We are need of:
· Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, Old Navy, etc.
· Restaurant gift cards
· Grocery gift cards
· Cash/checks made out to the PHS educational foundation
Here are a few of the items your donations provided:
· Food and gifts for three students during the holiday season
· A computer was donated to a sick student who misses school due to dialysis and hospitalization
· Backpacks filled with school supplies for several students
· A gas card purchased for a returning student who wanted to finish high school while supporting his family.
(He was having difficulty finding the resources to get back and forth to school and work.)
· Containers with healthy snacks and drinks for the counselors and intervention specialists
We will be happy to pick up gift cards, cash or check from you or you can mail them to us.
Are you willing? Are you able? Can you please help?
Thank you for helping our counseling department and intervention specialists fill these needs for our students. We are Paschal. We are family!
Kendall & Kim
(If it is more convenient you may also pay by PayPal on the PHS Educational Foundation website and send a quick email stating the funds are designated for the "closet "
Kendall Draper Kimberley Darnell
2617 Mockingbird Ct. 4120 Hildring Drive East
Fort Worth, TX 76109 Fort Worth, TX 76109