School-supplies drive on through Tuesday

Volunteers needed to help organize, stuff backpacks

August 03, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

"Prepare for Success," Howard County's backpack and school-supplies drive, is continuing through Tuesday.

Drop-off boxes to collect backpacks and school supplies for Howard County children in need will be in county government office buildings, libraries, Columbia village centers, Columbia Association sites, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, British American Auto Care, the Body Factory, Play Wise Kids, Magellan Health Services, Champs in Columbia and the Long and Foster office in Clarksville.

Organizations can sponsor a school whose students are in need, make a financial donation or provide an additional site for drop-off boxes for employees and the public.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 and 12 to help organize and stuff backpacks for delivery to schools. This year's goal is 2,000 backpacks.

Needed are backpacks; 2-inch, three-hole vinyl binders; eight- and 24-count boxes of crayons; highlighters; zipper pouches; subject dividers; composition books; three-hole lined paper; erasable pens; No. 2 pencils; spiral notebooks (single subject); pink erasers; glue sticks; blunt scissors; red pens; folders; pencil boxes; and 12-inch rulers.

Financial contributions should be mailed to Prepare for Success, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia 21045.

Information: Mike Clark, 410-309-9695.

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