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August 15, 2013
• Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services , 311 Laurel Ave., 301-776-0442. Items needed: Backpacks, lunch boxes, pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, composition books, 3-ring binders, loose leaf paper, scissors, glue, colored pencils, crayons and markers; all age groups, especially middle and high school. Donations accepted through Sept. 15. • Liberty Tax, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 30, 8851 Gorman Road, 301-483-8626. Items needed: School supplies for students at Laurel Woods, Bollman Bridge, Maryland City and Brock Bridge elementary schools.
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By Francois Furstenberg | September 9, 2014
On behalf of Baltimore's stakeholders, I want to express my thanks to Gregory E. Thornton, the new chief executive officer of Baltimore City Public Schools, for his inspiring words (" Much work to be done ," Aug. 25). In case you're wondering, the stake I hold is a house I recently bought in East Baltimore. It's a big row house, built in 1875, so I don't exactly hold it - really it holds me - but I guess that part isn't so important. Let me get to the point: CEO Thornton tells us he will run the city schools like a business.
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NEWS
September 28, 2011
Employee volunteers from Booz Allen Hamilton's Aberdeen office recently delivered 70 backpacks filled with school supplies, in addition to several boxes of additional supplies, to support Edgewood Elementary School. For the second year, Edgewood Elementary School made its school supply list optional due to the economic environment. As nearly 70 percent of students at the school receive free or reduced-price meals, the school did not want to place more of a financial burden on families.
NEWS
August 15, 2014
Fleming Back-to-school event Aug. 23 Anne Arundel County Public Schools will host students, families and community members through an event designed to connect students and parents with resources and information as the opening of school nears. The school system's Office of School & Family Partnerships, in partnership with Abundant Life Church, will host a free Back-to-School Expo as part of the church's annual Super Saturday Kids Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23. The church is located at 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie.
EXPLORE
July 24, 2013
The Greater Excellence in Education Foundation will be holding its "Stuff the Bus" campaign through Aug. 9. The campaign is to collect donated school supplies throughout the county for GEEF's Tools for Schools Resource Center, which allows schools and teachers to get free school supplies to give to students in need. Organizers have found that having schools identify the children in need is a better alternative than giving bags of school supplies during events in the community.
NEWS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
Earlier this summer, Dan and Heather Simons started adding up the cost of school supplies for their son, who is entering first grade. Glue stick, binder, crayons, lunch box — plus a backpack to carry everything — could easily run $20 to $30. "As my wife and I reviewed the list, we got into a conversation of how expensive it can be for families that have multiple children and don't have the money to buy" supplies, said Dan Simons, 40. ...
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore | August 8, 2014
Howard County has a reputation of being one of the most affluent jurisdictions in the nation, but volunteers in a Columbia-based program say many families of public school students are struggling to make ends meet - particularly as their sons and daughters prepare to go back to school. Prepare for Success, a program that operates as a partnership of the county schools and the Community Action Council of Howard County, is working to alleviate some of the burden by providing school supplies to children in need.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 17, 1998
THE COMMUNITY'S response to Shepherd Staff's Kits for Kids program offers the thrill of Christmas in August.Children, church groups, communities, businesses and residents have raised money or donated items throughout the summer so people who can't afford the back-to-school basics can get what their children need.Yes, the county has written its own feel-good story. During a brief moment while you read this column, you'll be reminded that good people and good news are in the community.Take the Dietz family in Westminster as an example.
NEWS
June 30, 1993
The Glen Burnie Improvement Association (GBIA) is sponsoring a drive to collect school supplies for needy children in Freetown and Meade Village in August.Members are asking for donations of pencils, paper, erasers and other supplies.People who wish to donate items should take them to the civic group's building on South Crain Highway near First Avenue.GBIA members voted this month to spend up to $150 on mailing notices to other associations, inviting them to join the drive.For more information, call the association at 766-6760.
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By Lyn Backe and Lyn Backe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 12, 1996
I WAS a couple of months short of 9 years old when I was pronounced old enough to go on the bus by myself to "the stationery store next to Bohaks" to buy my own school supplies.Freedom! Honor! Responsibility! and a passing thought to what I might be able to squeeze into the $5 total that might not be a school supply.I truly loved the ritual restocking each fall. I remember the smell of new pencils and the challenge of a bottle of Scripto ink with its little lip-side well, and the dignified satisfaction of setting up a three-ring binder with index tabs for each course.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore | August 8, 2014
Howard County has a reputation of being one of the most affluent jurisdictions in the nation, but volunteers in a Columbia-based program say many families of public school students are struggling to make ends meet - particularly as their sons and daughters prepare to go back to school. Prepare for Success, a program that operates as a partnership of the county schools and the Community Action Council of Howard County, is working to alleviate some of the burden by providing school supplies to children in need.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Several Cherry Hill residents opened their doors Monday evening to a man in a gray pinstriped suit, flanked by aides and cameras on their front stoops. "Hi, I'm Greg Thornton," the new city schools superintendent said each time, extending his hand. Thornton and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake walked the neighborhood, introducing themselves and handing out fliers promoting a Thursday night education forum at Friendship Academy. Thornton, 59, hired in February from his job as superintendent of Milwaukee's public schools, said he was excited "to knock on some doors and meet some folks.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and new schools CEO Gregory Thornton will kick off a listening tour around the city on Monday, as part of a back-to-school campaign scheduled throughout the month that will include hearing out parent concerns and expectations for the upcoming school year. The effort will kick off in Cherry Hill, where Rawlings-Blake and Thornton will begin canvassing the neighborhood, knocking on doors and listening to residents. The first education forum will be held at Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School on Thursday, when the mayor and new schools chief will talk about progress and challenges and their plans for the new school year.
NEWS
By Jessica Gregg | December 3, 2013
On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, most holiday shoppers had barely scratched the surface of their Christmas lists. Not so for a group of global-minded volunteers, who were busy wrapping and packing presents at Grace Fellowship Church in Timonium. As part of Operation Christmas Child, volunteers were preparing to send close to 20,000 shoeboxes - or shoebox-sized packages - of toys, school supplies, personal care items and other goodies to children in under-served areas around the world.  For 10 years, Grace Fellowship has served as an area collection site for this popular giving project, which draws the participation of other churches, community groups, Girl Scout troops and families who want to send presents to children in need.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 18, 2013
Employee volunteers from Booz Allen Hamilton's Aberdeen office delivered more than 200 backpacks filled with school supplies, in addition to several boxes of additional materials, to support Edgewood Elementary School students as they kicked off the new school year. For the fourth consecutive year, Edgewood Elementary School made their school supply list "optional" for students because of the current economic environment. With nearly 70 percent of students at the school receiving free or reduced-cost meals, the school views this as a way to reduce the financial burden on families.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
The Laurel Breakfast Chapter of Business Network International Inc. will hold two events in September. A Networking Mixer Monday will be hold Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Will's Home Decorating, 10508 Baltimore Ave., in Beltsville. Guest speaker Alexia Clincy, will speak on using Facebook and social media from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided; Fee for visitors is $5; no fee for Laurel BNI members. The Laurel BNI Chapter will also hold a Visitor's Day, Thursday, Sept.
NEWS
By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 2, 1998
DID YOU see this list?" my friend asked as she shoved at me a paper pungent with the scent of ditto fluid. "Do you want to ride over to Office Depot with me?"
FEATURES
By Karen Nitkin,
For The Baltimore Sun and By Karen Nitkin,
For The Baltimore Sun
| August 26, 2013
As the school year approaches, Colleen Geisen, who lives in the Baltimore community of Mount Washington, believes her three children are ready. Ellis, who is starting kindergarten, is already familiar with the school building because of his older siblings. Tatum, who is starting third grade, is comfortable with the routine of elementary school. But Xaviera is going into middle school, and that's uncharted territory for the family. “What I'm worried about is, is she ready for the course load?
FEATURES
By Donna M. Owens, For The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
Long before he became a Grammy-winning songwriter and hip-hop music mogul, before he reached millionaire status and before he began to hobnob with the likes of Oprah, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, Kevin Liles was a kid growing up in a West Baltimore rowhouse. "My parents were teenagers. My [biological] father left when I was 2," said Liles, 45, who lived in his grandparent's rowhouse on Presstman Street before the family moved to Baltimore County. "But no matter where you are in life, God can give you the foundation for something greater.
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