Chloe Randolph Organization Hosting School Supply Drive for Henderson County Students in Need
As much as the kids don't want to hear it, we are officially in the back half of summer vacation and we're only a few weeks away from the first bells of the 2023-2024 school year ringing. If they haven't started yet, parents will soon be adding pencils, pens, crayons, markers, notebooks, and more school supplies to their shopping lists, but for many families in Henderson County, the extra money they need to buy those supplies isn't there. However, the Chloe Randolph Organization in Henderson is giving those of us with the means to afford supplies a chance to help those who don't.
3rd Annual Chloe Randolph Organization Backpack and School Supply Drive
The non-profit is named after Henderson native, Chloe Randolph, who was murdered by her then-husband, Mohamud Abdikadir, in their apartment in March 2019. He is now serving 20 years in prison for the crime. Determined not to let their daughter become another statistic, Chloe's parents founded the organization to provide victims of domestic violence in the Henderson area a place where they can get help to escape those abusive relationships.
The organization has also proven itself to be a great community partner by branching outside its mission of helping victims of domestic abuse to help others in the area who are struggling for whatever reason. Its third annual backpack and school supply drive is just one of the ways they do that.
The drive is underway now and gives you the chance to drop off all the standard school supplies kids need to be successful in the classroom and a number of different locations around the Henderson area. Suggested donations outside the standard pencils, pens, and notebooks, include folders, glue sticks, packages of loose leaf paper, boxes of tissue, paper towels, and of course, backpacks. All donations can be dropped off at the Chloe Randolph Organization office at 327 Washington Street, or at any one of the following locations:
- Midas - 2019 US Highway 41 North
- Robert "Toddy" Todd State Farm Agency - 132 Second Street
- German American Bank - 2 North Green Street
- Participating Dollar General locations
Donations will be accepted until August 1st (2023). Monetary donations will also be accepted.
[Source: Chloe Randolph Organization on Facebook]