Backpack buddies needed – donate school supplies to needy kids in our community.

Backpack buddies needed – donate school supplies to needy kids in our community.

In July, the Community Service Initiative will kick off a backpack drive for students in need of school supplies. Last year we collected more than 200 backpacks for local schools.

Each department is invited to prepare two backpacks, one for a boy and one for a girl, in kindergarten through eighth grade. Please make sure the backpacks do not have wheels in order to meet school requirements.

The department collection will run from Tuesday, July 5 to Tuesday, July 26. Drop-off is Tuesday, July 26 from 7:30am to 11:30pm in the Rotary Room, first floor, Clatanoff Pavilion.

Here are some suggested items to include:

3 ring binder
Lined filler paper
Indexed dividers
Colored pencils
Red correcting pens
Highlighter
Composition notebooks
Ruler
Post-it notes
Index cards
Scotch tape
Black sharpies
Pencil sharpener
Glue/glue sticks
#2 pencils
Small tip markers
Back packs (non-rolling)
Pencil pouch/supply case
Erasers
Scissors
White out
Sheet protectors
Blue and black ink pens
Hand sanitizer
Individual pack tissues

For questions, contact Renee Jennings at rjennings1@AAHS.org  Mary Perzanowski, RN, at mperzanows@AAHS.org, or Eve Sage, RN, at esage@AAHS.org.

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