With summer vacations coming up, school supplies are often a must-have item for students and parents alike.
As summer vacations near, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a $1,000 donation to schools to purchase school supplies.
The donation, made through the School Supply Store, will be available to schools across the country, and the goal is to provide them with the best school supplies to help them stay healthy during the summer.
According to the NIH, school health is the top health concern for American children, with nearly a quarter of school-aged children in the United States needing a prescription medication during the current school year.
To help schools stay safe, the NIH is also offering a donation of $5,000 for the first school year of school, to help schools develop strategies to address the high rates of bullying and violence.
Additionally, the US government is offering free school supplies for families with school-age children.
The NIH’s Office of Educational and Cultural Exchange (EOCCE) is donating $500,000 in grants to support education initiatives to address issues of school violence.