(Flyer from Facebook event)
(Flyer from Facebook event)

By LESLIE WENDLOWSKY, Staff Writer

If you have any notebooks, binders, or folders you didn’t break into this semester, and you’re looking for a way to give back for the holiday season, then Supply VisionED would be happy to take them off your hands!

Supply VisionED is a program that was created by Stéphanie Salvadero, a senior at University of Michigan- Dearborn, to raise awareness for the local non-profit organization Mercy Education Project (MEP).

This organization focuses on supplying educational and professional programs to low income girls and women in Southwest Detroit.

MEP and Supply VisionED exposes these women to job environments and career opportunities through speakers and seminars, events that are run by students, and other resources from the University that would help these women get a leg up that they wouldn’t have normally had under their financial and educational circumstances.

Events ran by students, field trips, and leadership opportunities through community service and volunteering are all benefits from the program.

Supply VisionED, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, was sought out as a long term organization by Salvadero to support MEP with the help from alumni Magaly Urista and Molly Manley.

This past Thursday, November 29th Supply VisionED hosted a concert featuring the band The Standby to raise awareness for their organization and also for the School Supplies drive that started November 12th.

The drive will continue until December 12th and students are asked to donate any supplies they might have. The banner and the wrapped boxes where you can put any of your donations can be found right by the CIVIC office in the University Center.

On the banner is a list of items that are needed most by the MEP such as highlighters, post-it notes, or combination locks for lockers but all school supplies are accepted.

So if you’re going shopping for next semester already, or have extra supplies at home, pick some stuff up for these girls who need it most.

If you would like to find out more ways to get involved with Supply VisionED or would like to find out more information you can visit:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VisionEdetroit
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VisionEDetroit/226335664163508
Blog: http://visionedetroit.wordpress.com/