Give each child in Crawford County, PA the basic tools he or she needs to get a good start in school, by providing those children in need with a new book bag and school suppllies.

CACTUS ( Community And Children Teaming Up for Success )has provided new book bags and school supplies to local children in need within Crawford County PA since 2004. Started in memory of a little girl who loved her book bags and playing school, CACTUS helps families provide their children with the basic tools to succeed in school, a bag to carry their books, pencils, crayons, tablets.

Now more than ever, it has become difficult for many mom's and dad's to replace the ripped and torn bag and purchase new school supplies. Through our efforts, we hope to assist 500 children in 2009 right here in Crawford County.

Please help us give our children a great new school year by supporting CACTUS.

1. www.thecenter-nwpa.org

2. It costs a family $25 ~ $30 per child to purchase a new book bag and basic supplies

3. Many families have to choose between groceries and school supplies

4. In 2008 CACTUS helped 368 Crawford County students with new book bags and supplies