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Oaklands Elementary School is a Prince George's County Public School located in Laurel, MD. They are a Title 1 school serving over 400 students, with more than 87% of the students receiving Free and Reduced Meals. Oaklands has always been a mandatory uniform school. When the pandemic hit, all of the students participated in a virtual academic program and did not have to wear uniforms. Once they returned to full in person learning, it has been apparent that the families are struggling to ensure students are in uniform daily.
"Our families have to make difficult decisions, do they purchase groceries and pay rent or buy school uniforms? Because of this many of our students wear uniforms that are from previous school years, are handed down from siblings, are entirely too small or not wearing a uniform at all. Providing students uniforms will give families one less worry. Students will be able to focus on learning and engaging with their peers instead of being made fun of because of what they are wearing," says Principal Preston.
Real change starts with you.
Your donation for Oaklands Elementary School will ensure that each student has a new school uniform in September 2022. $5,000 will purchase approximately 250 bottoms (pants or skirts) and 500 shirts (polo style).
Let’s help children get off to a good start for the 2022-2023 school year! With supporters like you, our community can imagine a better future.