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August 5, 2009: School supplies drive underway
 

Back to school shopping is underway, but some children will head back to the classroom without much-needed, basic supplies. To help make sure all children are prepared for success, the City is collecting school supplies for economically disadvantaged children in the community.
 
At the end of last school year, there were 113 homeless students in Coral Springs, and the School Board predicts that number could rise in light of the faltering economy. The City is working with the Broward County School’s Homeless Education staff to target Coral Springs students in need of supplies.

Some of the items needed include: pens, pencils, crayons, double pocket folders, composition books, backpacks, tissues, hand sanitizer, rulers, scissors, glue, loose leaf paper, etc.

"Through the help of City staff, volunteers and the community we can give these children the supplies they need to be properly prepared for the school year," Volunteer Services Coordinator Kim Sanecki said.

Donations can be dropped off at Volunteer Services inside Mullins Park, 10000 N.W. 29th St. or Citizens Services inside City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road. Cash donations also are accepted toward supplies and uniforms. School begins August 24 in Broward County.

For more information, contact Sanecki at 954-346-4430.  





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