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. And this year the Fraternal Order of Police is teaming up with the City to collect more supplies for students in need.
Donations can be dropped off at Volunteer Services inside Mullins Park, 10000 Ben Geiger Drive (N.W. 29th St.), Police Department Lobby, 2801 Coral Springs Drive or Citizens Services inside City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road. Cash donations also are accepted toward supplies and uniforms. School begins August 19 in Broward County.
For more information, contact Sanecki at 954-346-4430.