ROCKET Project donation starts school year on the right foot
SCRANTON, Pa. – When school bells rang at the close of classes on Thursday, Sept. 4, 100 third grade students in Scranton were headed home with a bag full of school supplies thanks to an ongoing effort by the Lackawanna College Registrar’s Office.
For the last five years, employees in the Registrar’s Office have conducted monthly basket raffles and undertaken other efforts to raise money for its ROCKET Project, which stands for Registrar’s Office Connecting with Kids through Educational Tools.
Since its creation, the ROCKET Project has aided third grade students at Bancroft Elementary School. This year, it expanded to aid children at John Adams Elementary School.
Fifty third grade students in each school were called to the gymnasium on the first day of school in the Scranton School District to receive the free gifts from the College. The students also excitedly swapped pencils, folders, and other school supplies that would help them get a great start to the school year.
Plans are already underway to conduct another delivery of school supplies in 2015.