August 9, 2011, Staff Report
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office has just kicked off its second annual back-to-school drive.
Last year’s drive collected over 6,000 donated school supplies from members of the community and business owners.
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. As a result of last year’s drive, many students at local schools were given the appropriate tools for success.
Suggested items are: new packets of pens, pencils, folders, binders, loose-leaf paper, graphing paper, notebooks, index cards, calculators, highlighters, markers, rulers, protractors, glue sticks, crayons, lunchboxes, backpacks or any other school-type products.
All supplies go directly to students in need at local schools. At the close of the drive, the supplies will be collected and delivered to local school children.
For details, such as drop off points, see below: