Donations being collected to provide needy pupils with school supplies

County, Salvation Army, Crestar run programs

August 22, 1999

Programs that provide back-to-school supplies for the needy are looking for money and other donations.The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services and the Board of Education has 200 low-income elementary school pupils still in need of backpacks and school supplies for the first day of school.

Would-be donors are matched with pupils who need supplies. They then may deliver a book bag of whatever the children need to their schools by Aug. 30. School starts the next day. Cash donations also are accepted.

Items needed include socks and underwear, backpacks, dictionaries, paper and notebooks, crayons and pencils. Supplies may be delivered to the child or to the schools this week.

Information: Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services, 410-269-4460 or 410- 269-4467.

The Salvation Army of Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County also is seeking donations of new school supplies for low-income children.

Donations may include notebook paper, pocket folders, three-ring binders, dividers, bound or spiral bound composition books, plastic binders, regular and colored pencils, pencil cases, erasers, pens, crayons, markers, highlighters, rulers, adult or children's scissors, compasses, glue and glue sticks, school boxes, liquid hand soap, tissues and backpacks.

Donations may be dropped off at The Salvation Army Community Center, 351 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis. Information: 410-263- 4091.

Crestar Bank also is collecting school supplies for needy children.

The bank's 40 area branches will serve as donation sites in the first Collecting for Kids campaign, held in partnership with UPN-24/WUTB-TV, and the Maryland State Department of Education.

The campaign runs through the month. Donors are urged to leave rulers, folders, notebooks, pens, pencils, book bags and crayons and other supplies at branches.

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