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.
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. Anyone wishing to donate money for the drive can make checks out to City of Coral Springs, with "School Supply Drive" in the memo line. School begins August 22 in Broward County.
Florida Sales Tax Holiday is August 12 through 14, 2011. For more information, contact Sanecki at 954-346-4430.