Donation Drive for School Supplies Will Benefit Local Youth

The start of school year is approaching and organizations across the county are working to make sure that students are prepared.  To ensure that every child has a backpack full of necessary school supplies, county leaders are asking the community to donate school materials and backpacks.

School supplies will be accepted at donation sites until Aug. 31 at noon. The back-pack distribution will take place on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. under the Pavilion of the Silver Spring Center located One Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring.

Supplies needed includes: wide-ruled paper; pens; pencils; sharpeners; glue sticks; colored pencils; folders; rulers; highlighters; and three-ring binders. Personal items needed includes hand sanitizer and tissues.

The event will include entertainment by local musicians, dancers, poets and special presentations. There will also be information and other items of interest by sponsoring organizations.

For more information about the event or for a complete list of school supplies, click here.

Donation drop-off sites are available at the following locations:

  • Ashton Rehabilitation Clinic, 962 Wayne Ave., L-A, Silver Spring    11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Giant Foods, 13490 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring                    9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Giant Foods, 2900 University Blvd., Wheaton                                     9 a.m-8 p.m.
  • Michaels, 8661 Colesville Rd. Ste A. 104, Silver Spring                      9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Red Lobster, 8533 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring                                    11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Shoppers Food, 2201 Randolph Road, Wheaton                                   9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring         9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Staples, 12389 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring                                           9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Whole Foods, 833 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring                                      9 a.m.-8 p.m.


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