S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange


...was organized to coordinate community donations of
back-to-school supplies for public elementary school students
in need in April of 2003. In 2005 middle and high schools were
added to the list of recipients. A list of basic supplies is
complied from the schools' delegates, purchased and allocated
to the schools for distribution to their students. S.T.A.R.S. is an
all volunteer organization. There are no salaried or paid positions.
100% of all money collected is dedicated to the S.T.A.R.S.
project.

S.T.A.R.S. Board Members
…Our current Board Members are: Dorcas Dillard (Gosselin Realty),
Val Dobson (Steering Committee Representative), Allisha Douglas (Sunset Park Elementary School), Bernadette Jaster (Eagle's Nest Elementary School), Jim Kearns (American Fundraising),
Beth Kennedy (Ciber), Hal McIntyre (St. Paul's Presbyterian Church)

S.T.A.R.S. Steering Committee

…is comprised of a delegate and alternate from each of the schools where S.T.A.R.S. offers backpacks and supplies. They serve as liaisons between S.T.A.R.S. and their building's administration.

Endorsements
…S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange has been endorsed by the West
Orange Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Public Schools
Board of Education and the West Orange Ministerial Association. S.T.A.R.S. was recognized by OCPS Community Relations
Department as an Outstanding Business Partner in Education
and also was named the recipient of the Greater Orlando
Business Ethics Award (GOBEA) in 2007 by the Central Florida
Society of Financial Service Professionals and received the State
of Florida Commissioner of Education's Award for Outstanding Business Partner in 2008. In 2009, S.T.A.R.S. received Reviewed Status by the Community Foundation of Central Florida.

What students, parents & teachers have to say...

“Thank you very much for our backpacks and school supplies.
My mom was very thankful. I feel happy on the first day of
school because of you guys. Thank you for the book bag. I
was looking for one every where but I couldn't find one. God
bless you guys.” —- Student

”...Your wonderful gift of backpacks and supplies is certainly appreciated by our child and us. The words ‘thank you’ simply
cannot express our depth of gratitude for such thoughtfulness.
We are confident {our child} and schoolmates will have great
success this year and we attribute their positive start to you.”
—- Parent

“...Thank you for your generosity this year. You provided my
fifth grade students with supplies that many of them wouldn't
have had otherwise. ....The parents were thrilled and, as a
teacher, I can honestly say that having the needed supplies
here provided all of us a smooth start. We are grateful and
thank you with our hearts.” —- 5th Grade Teacher

“Thank you so much for the book bags full of supplies you
packed for our students. That was such a great help because
my students have all their things and they don't have to go
around asking other students for a pencil or paper, or to
borrow crayons.” —- 3rd Grade Teacher

S.T.A.R.S. provides backpacks and basic school supplies for economically disadvantaged students in Orange County, Florida.

For more information e-mail us at: info@SupportSTARS.org
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Donate via Paypal - Use this email address: StarsofWO@gmail.comMonetary donations are always appreciated and can be made by
clicking on the image of the backpack. You will be redirected to Paypal
to complete your donation. Please
use info@supportstars.org for the recipient email address. You can
choose to mail a check or money
order to the volunteer center
at the following address:

S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange, Inc.
9401 West Colonial Drive, Suite 106
Ocoee, FL 34761-6803


Donors
... a $10-$12 donation provides a backpack
and a set of basic
school supplies for
one student.
S.T.A.R.S. accepts donations of any amount, as well as gifts-in-kind.



In-Kind Donations
... of backpacks and
school supplies can
also be made. Please contact us at
407-290-3009
for details and specific information.



YOU can help
... by making a tax deductible donation
to S.T.A.R.S. or by contacting S.T.A.R.S.
to coordinate a drive at your school, place
of business, church,
civic club or organization.