Friday, August 19, 2011

Bartells School Supplies Drive This Month For Low-Income Familes

Bartell Drugs is once again starting their drive today through the end of the month, "School Tools for Kids in Need," helping local students with collecting needed school supplies.

The 8th annual drive supports local students through World Vision's Kids in Need Resource Center in Renton.  Donated school supplies will help re-stock the Kids in eed Resource Center, where  teachers --whose students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch program, and can also "shop" free of charge for school supplies to help meet the students' needs.

According to Federal Way-based World Vision, a global charitable organization, as many as 58,000 local students could begin the school year without the basic school supplies.

Here is the list of "Basic Needs" for suggested donation items that can be found in Bartell's "School Aisles:"
*       Paper Mate  #2 Pencils - 20 Count
*       Bic Cristal or Round Stic Ink Pens - 10 pack - Blue or Black
*       Elmer's Glue - Glue-All or School Glue/4 oz. bottles
*       Kids' Scissors - pointed or blunt
*       Avery Glue Stic/2 pack - Acid-free, photo-safe, permanent and washable
*       Pentel Hi-Polymer Erasers - 3 pack
*       Avery Poly Binders - 1/2" or 1" sizes
*       Crayons - 24 colors
*       Avery Hi-Liter Markers - Yellow or Pink
*       Erasers - 25 pack cap erasers or 4 pack pink

Go here for list of the 58 Bartells locations, with the closest one being in the University Village.

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