Community encouraged to donate school supplies
by Iris Hunter Richmond County Daily Journal
With the first day of school being just around the corner many businesses are collecting school supplies to help provide students with the tools they will need to succeed.
Hardwick Vision Center, at 1502 E. Broad Ave. in Rockingham, is one of the many businesses in Richmond County that is having a supply drive.
The public can drop off items at the business Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the end of September.
After the supply drive has ended, the items will be given to Richmond County Schools to be passed out among students.
Hardwick Vision Center also held a supply drive last year, where various items were collected including pencils, paper, notebooks, crayons and markers.
Every year there are various school supplies that students need in order to be prepared for the new school year, and the 2013-2014 school year is no exception. Kids will be in need of everything from pencils to highlighters.
Elementary students attending Richmond County Schools will need to have: 3-ring binders; one subject notebooks; a book bag; bound one subject notebook; color pencils; crayons; folders with pockets; glue sticks; hand sanitizer; highlighter; markers; notebook paper; pencils; pencil box/pouch; ruler; scissors; tissue; and a writing tablet.
Middle and high school students attending Richmond County Schools will need to have: 3-ring binders; one subject notebooks; a book bag; bound one subject notebook; color pencils; dry erase markers; erasers; folders with pockets; folders with prongs; graph paper; hand sanitizer; highlighter; 3 x 5 index cards; index tab dividers; markers; notebook paper; pencils; pens; ruler; and tissue.
For more information regarding back to school supplies visit http://www.richmond.k12.nc.us/District/Department/5-Public-Relations/1580-Back-To-School-2012-13.html.
Communities In Schools of Richmond County is participating in a statewide partnership with Walmart to collect school supplies for economically-disadvantaged students. The campaign, which launched July 20 and will run until Aug. 31, 2013, has bins available in all Walmart stores to collect donated school supply items. The items will be distributed to local Communities In Schools affiliates or other designated partners, and will then be distributed to public school students in need.
Hardwick Vision Center opened in October of 1991 and has been serving the community for more than 20 years.
For more information regarding the school supply drive at Hardwick, call 910-997-7766.
— Staff Writer Iris Hunter can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 18, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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