North Kent Community Services is preparing for the new school year. They hope to distribute 500 new backpacks with school supplies to children in grades K-12, whose families cannot afford to purchase them. They are asking you to help by donating new backpacks and school supplies by August 15. They said Backpacks are their greatest need; last year they purchased over 300 with donated funds and money from their budget. A donation of $5 will enable them to purchase a nice backpack wholesale. “Imagine how happy and successful you can make a child when they start the school year with a brand-new backpack and school supplies like everyone else,” they said.
Please consider donating the following new items:
- Backpacks Rulers
- Pens – black, blue, red Pencil boxes
- 2-pocket report folders Pencils – wood, mechanical
- Crayons – 24 packs Washable markers
- Glue sticks College-ruled notebooks
- Scissors (blunt edge) Wide-ruled notebooks
- Colored pencils 3-ring binders
Erasers Filler paper North Kent Community Services is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at 10075 Northland Drive, Rockford. For more information call 866-3478.