When the Stock Market Impacts Back to School Shopping
August 12, 2011
It has been quite a week with the stock market acting like a roller coaster at SIX FLAGS. It doesn’t take a genius to know that all the recent negative economic events have had a huge impact on families and businesses. And, if you doubt that fact simply walk in to a store that has aisles of unsoldBACK TO SCHOOL products and then listen to the moms and kids running commentaries.
I recently overheard conversations at popular box stores that went like this… “Honey, let’s wait until we see if we REALLY NEED these folders”, “We’ll pick up more supplies after we get paid on the 30th, so you will need to wait until the paycheck clears and see what we have left”, “Not this year, we will all need to learn to do without new clothing”.
The situation is so dire for some that they are writing to online sites suchEDUCATION.com asking where families can access the very basics of school supplies. So, here is a list of what is being offered and how you can help. Please feel free to add to this list to help others in your communities.