Back To School Drive

As you know, school will be starting up again soon.  Hard to believe the summer is half over already!

With this time of year comes many needs for kids, including school clothes, shoes, and school supplies. We are asking for our community’s support.

Spero Family Services will be collecting school supplies for the youth of our community programs, such as Wraparound, Bright Start daycare, Family Foundations and others.

Donation receptacles can be found at these locations in Mt. Vernon:

  • Mount Vernon Main Campus – 2023 Richview Rd
  • Spero Counseling & Wellness Center – 107 N Shiloh Dr, Mt. Vernon
  • Brightstart Daycare – 104 South 32nd, Mt. Vernon

If you’re out shopping, and would be willing to purchase and donate something from our wish-list, we would appreciate it!  Or, if you would like to donate a monetary gift to help us purchase items of need, please click the ‘Support’ button below and we’ll do the shopping for you!

Thank you in advance for helping our kids be successful in the upcoming year!




Children’s Sneakers (all sizes)

Boys and Girls Socks



Folders (2-pocket)


Loose Leaf Paper


Pencil boxes & pouches

Markers (thin and thick)


Elmers Glue

Glue Sticks

Children’s Safety Scissors