Would you be willing to give up just one cup of coffee to help replenish a child’s backpack with basic school supplies? Imagine wanting to become a scientist, a teacher, or a writer but not having the basic tools to read, write, and create. Surprisingly, 50% of our region's students living in poverty come to school with no pens, papers, or pencils. We all have a chance to better our local community by providing school supplies for students living in poverty. As fellow grad students in the Center for Graduate Life, we ask that you donate any dollar amount today. Your donations will purchase supplies including pencil kits, STEM kits, art kits and hygiene kits that will help these students attend school, learn, and become successful just like you. We cannot do this without your support! Help create a better future for the next generation of graduate students! Please donate online at UNC Charlotte's Got Your Back. Special thanks to Communication Studies student, Cheyenne Dunbar, for her creative artwork!