Axes Gives Back: KidSmart School Supply Drive

Equipping every child in Missouri with the tools for learning by 2032.

Axes is a small, locally owned and operated physical therapy company serving our communities in the Greater St. Louis area. We’re fortunate to be able to offer our services at 18 locations, with the mission to help as many people as possible. Our profession is all about helping others and giving back. Through the service of physical and occupational therapy, we give our patients’ their livelihoods, lifestyles, and abilities back.

Since giving back is the fundamental reason that our organization exists, it was important to the ownership and staff of Axes Physical Therapy to make sure that we are doing all that we can to give back to the communities we love. In addition to our  “Wear Jeans, Change Lives” initiative that raises funds for a different local charity each month, Axes also participates in several physical goods drives. Every summer, we support KidSmart in their Push for Pencils school supply drive. From now through August 17, all 18 Axes facilities will serve as drop off destinations for donations.

KidSmart’s Push for Pencils is a charitable initiative that collaborates with St. Louis area partners to gather new school supplies, providing essential resources to local students facing poverty. Their aim is to empower underprivileged children, enabling their educational success by granting them access to vital learning tools. In the St. Louis area alone, approximately 90,000 children lack the means to afford basic school supplies. KidSmart plays a pivotal role in enhancing these children’s educational opportunities. Every week, KidSmart distributes approximately $115,000 worth of school supplies to disadvantaged students, ensuring their access to quality education without any cost.

However, this endeavor heavily relies on the support and contribution of our community. KidSmart’s Push for Pencils stands as Missouri’s largest back-to-school supply drive, uniting the entire St. Louis community in this noble cause. Axes invites you to participate in supporting KidSmart Push for Pencils 2023 by making a donation at one of our 18 convenient locations.

Most needed items are as follows…

  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Backpacks
  • Pocket folders
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil boxes
  • Scissors
  • Pens

Thank you for reading on and for your support – from awareness to donations – it’s all appreciated. Together, let’s make a difference in the lives of these children.

Join Axes in support of KidSmart by donating at any of our 18 Greater St. Louis Area locations.

Helping you is what we do… and we love doing it.

Learn more about KidSmart.