Aug. 27, 2010 By Christian Murray
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced today that he has launched a school-supply drive to help lower income residents get the supplies their children need.
“For most children, the beginning of a new school year means new clothes, new shoes and a new backpack filled with fresh supplies. But thousands of other kids across the City begin the school year without these necessary items. And with the economy still slow, some parents just don’t have the money to buy the supplies their children need to start the school year,” Van Bramer said in a statement.
His office will be collecting new packets of pens, pencils, backpacks, lunchboxes, binders, loose-leaf paper, folders, glue sticks, index cards, protractors, notebooks, graphing paper, rulers, calculators, markers, highlighters, crayons, watercolor paints or any other school-type product.
All supplies will go directly to students in need at local schools.
Donations can be dropped off at Van Bramer’s District Office on 47-01 Queens Blvd. Suite 205 Sunnyside, NY 11104 between the hours of 10-6PM (Mon-Friday) until Friday, September 17th.
Supplies can also be dropped off at the Sunnyside, Long Island City and Woodside libraries.
Van Bramer said at the close of the school-supply drive, his office will deliver the supplies collected to local school children.