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Ritenour Community Gives Students Strong Start to School Year

Donations Thousands of students in the Ritenour School District started the 2019-2020 school with new backpacks, school supplies and clothing thanks to the generosity of local businesses, civic and non-profit organizations and churches.

Ritenour greatly thanks the following for helping students be prepared for a fresh start of the school year:

  • All Souls Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality – school supplies
  • Calvary United Church of Christ – school supplies
  • Charter Spectrum (St. Ann) – cases of tissues, children’s new winter gloves, school supplies and children’s rewards/prizes
  • Enterprise Fleet Management (Olive Boulevard office) – school supplies
  • Harley Davidson – new clothing for students
  • Harmony Church  – backpacks and school supplies districtwide; homecoming dresses, shoes, accessories and ties for high school students (as part of their Blessed with a Dress event on Aug. 24)
  • JMac Gives Back Foundation – backpacks and school supplies
  • St. Ann Police Department – backpacks and school supplies
  • St. Louis County Department of Human Services – backpacks and school supplies (International Welcome Center)
  • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis – new clothing for students

The donated items have been distributed to students and classrooms throughout the district by Ritenour school counselors and social workers. Ritenour families with students who need additional back-to-school items are encouraged to contact their child’s school counselor or social worker.