Post offices collect supplies for kids

August 09, 2007

The Baltimore branch of the U.S. Postal Service is collecting back-to-school supplies and clothing for students ages 5 through 17 who live in city shelters.

Customers can donate items at any area post office in a 212 ZIP code area. Containers will be set up to collect donations.

The Postal Service said it is partnering with the Preston Mitchum Jr. Foundation, which will distribute the items to area shelters. The foundation is named after a news photographer in Baltimore who, according to the institute's Web site, promotes the use of documentaries to highlight tragedies.

Last year, the foundation says it collected 25,000 school items, including book bags, notebooks, paper, pens and pencils.

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