United Way issues call for back-to-school supply donations

Published on July 11, 2014

Kimberly Brown of the United Way of Colchester displays an example of some of the supplies the agency is seeking through donations to its back-to-school program. HARRY SULLIVAN – TRURO DAILY NEWS

TRURO – It may still be the dog days of summer for some, but for others it’s time to start thinking about preparing for school.

“We’re seeking back-to-school supplies or cash donations,” said Kimberly Brown of the United Way of Colchester.

The agency is in the process of gearing up for its 18th annual drive to gather supplies to help families who require assistance in acquiring back-to-school supplies.

The program’s motto is that “every child deserves to start school in September with the same advantage” by having all the proper supplies to do so.

“Last year we helped 350 people from kindergarten to Grade 12,” Brown said. “This year we hope to help the same number or a bit more.”

Needed supplies include binders, pencils, crayons, duotangs, scissors, white erasers, coil scribblers, glue sticks, rulers, pens, duo tangs, pocket folders, and highlighters, to name a few.

Donations can be dropped off at the United Way office at 574 Prince St., Maggie’s Place, the Truro Mall, Staples and the Rath Eastlink Community Centre.

Cash donations can be made at the United Way office or you can visit the online gift catalog at http://www.colchester.unitedway.ca/gift-catalog/.

Anyone wishing to register to receive supplies can do so at the office or by calling 895-9313, up until Aug. 12. Supply kits will available Aug. 18.



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