School Supplies = Chocolate!

Yes, it’s hot here in St. Louis. Which means that school will be starting up soon. (Maybe not soon enough for some people?)

It also means it’s time of the year when Kakao partners with the St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources, a publicly funded agency that supports community-based services for developmentally disabled people who want to stay in their homes and community. These agencies provide a variety of services ranging from life and job skills coaching to learning how to get along with others.

Last year I learned about DDR when I overheard one of their counselors working with a client. The client was distracted and the counselor really needed to work hard to keep her focused on their work. I was so impressed I followed up to see how I could help.

For the next couple of weeks, Kakao on Jefferson is collecting school supplies for families of the developmentally disabled in the city. So, if you bring some new school supplies (with receipt) in to Kakao on Jefferson in the next two weeks (by Saturday, August 20), we’ll give you the equivalent amount of chocolate. Free.

Yes, we’ll give you the equivalent amount of chocolate, rounded to the nearest dollar.

But the school supplies have to be new, and you have to give us the receipt. Crayons, kid scissors, pocket folders, #2 pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, markers, highlighters, 12-inch rulers, blue/black/red pens, colored pencils, backpacks and supply boxes. And note that because the DDR is in St. Louis City, this offer is only for Kakao on Jefferson.

We’re open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. We hope to see you soon.

We at Kakao and the Office for Developmental Disability Resources thank you for your support.

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One Response to “School Supplies = Chocolate!”

  1. awesome idea, i heard about it from left bank books via facebook. i wanted to spread the word, but for some reason the link for this blog post generates a pop-up to download something (which i decline), rather than loading the page, when i post it on facebook. just wanted to give you a heads up, in case it’s something you can fix.

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