Wednesday, July 25, 2012

“Fill-a-Backpack” Drive - Glen Cove YOUTH Bureau

“Fill-a-Backpack” Drive
Let’s Help All Our School Children Start Off
On the Right Foot in September!
Each year, the Glen Cove Youth Bureau works with Nassau local citizens, businesses and organizations to provide back to school supplies to disadvantaged youth in the Glen Cove vicinity.  The supplies are presented, along with a backpack or master note book, to children who otherwise would not have the supplies they need to succeed in their studies.    Given the economy, the need this year is more than ever. 

Last year, over 100 children in grades K – 12 received back to school supplies from this program.  We are hoping to be able to assist as many, if not more students this year. 

Below is a list of some of the supplies that Glen Cove students will need for the upcoming school year:
♦     2” nylon, zippered, 3-ring binders               ♦     3”x5” index cards
♦     Back packs (no wheels)                            ♦     Folders
♦    Thin and thick washable markers               ♦     Section dividers for each subject   
♦     #2 pencils                                                 ♦     Plastic page protectors
♦     Erasable and regular pens                        ♦     Glue sticks
♦     Colored pencils                                         ♦     Scissors (suitable for Grade 4 and up)
♦     Highlighters                                                          ♦     Rulers
♦     Box of 24 Crayola crayons                        ♦     Portable three-hole punch
                      ♦     Zippered pencil case with 3 holes              ♦     Scientific calculators
♦     Small pencil sharpener                              ♦     Tissues
♦     Loose-leaf paper                                       ♦     Baby wipes
♦     Spiral note books                                      ♦     Hand sanitizer
♦     Post-its                                                    ♦     Quart & Gallon size Ziploc bags                             
Please drop off your donations at one of the locations listed below.  We will be collecting items through August 24.
Glen Cove Youth Bureau – 128B Glen Street (behind 126 Glen Street)
Glen Cove City Hall – Clerk’s Office (3rd Floor)
Glen Cove Library – Near magazine reading room
Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.  Please make checks payable to Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board and mail to Glen Cove Youth Bureau, 128B Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY  11542. 
For more information, please contact:
Cindy Rogers ♦ Glen Cove Youth Bureau ♦ 671-4600

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