(STLMoms) - Each year more than 90,000 students in the St. Louis area do not have the basic school supplies. Six Flags St. Louis and KidSmart have teamed up for the Back to School Supply Drive. Elizabeth Gotway with Six Flags St. Louis talks more about the event.
Between August 4th-8th and 11th and 12th, guests who bring five or more of the specified school supplies to the front gate at Six Flags St. Louis will receive a one-day general admission ticket for just $29.49. Six Flags asks that guests bring five school supplies, new and in their original package, from the KidSmart Top 5 most needed items list.
Since opening in 2002, KidSmart has distributed nearly $32 million in free school supplies and donations to St. Louis, St. Louis county and rural area students in need. Last year, KidSmart collected 425,000 new school supplies overall, including 78,813 supplies from Six Flags St. Louis, and raised $85,000 in financial support for St. Louis children.
In order to qualify to shop at KidSmart, a teacher must work at a school where 70% or more of the children are on the federal free and reduced lunch program.
Back to School Supply Drive
Six Flags St. Louis
August 4th- 8th and August 11th-12th
Bring five school supply items for half price ticket
Specified items: Paper, pencils, crayons, markers & glue.