By: Chris Brunner
Back to school shopping will soon be underway, and some children will head back to the classroom without much-needed supplies. Once again, the City of Coral Springs is helping to collect supplies for economically disadvantaged children in our community.
This year, classes for Broward County Public Schools start on August 22, and 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,” said Volunteer Services Coordinator Kim Sanecki.
From July 18 to August 15, donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations: Volunteer Services inside Mullins Park, 10000 Ben Geiger Drive (N.W. 29th St.); Police Department Lobby, 2801 Coral Springs Drive; City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road; City Hall in the Mall at Coral Square Mall; or Marco’s Pizza, 8220 Wiles Road.
Cash donations are also accepted toward supplies and uniforms.
Remember that the weekend of August 5-7 is Tax Free for school supplies. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 954-346-4430.