Last year FWP/PC gave out 1,064 backpacks with school supplies. Feed the Children donated the bulk of the backpacks, and our community gave us the extra supplies to enhance them. This year the supplies have already begun rolling in.
Girl Scout Troop 48764/Marian Medal collected swim suits and also school supplies. The girls were interested to learn about our summer program, and so happy to help homeless students get prepared for school.
On Wednesday, Michele Cowans and Emily Cantley from real estate company CB Richard Ellis, dropped off supplies for the fourth year in a row. They brought in 3 cart loads (2,200 pieces!) of notebook paper, spirals, 2-pocket folders, shoe cards, and more.
Many others are doing drives for us, but we know the amount of backpacks we're giving out demands a great deal of donations. Items most needed are: notebook paper (both wide and college ruled), spirals (both wide and college ruled), 2-pocket folders, and 1" binders. In addition we try to provide supplies to preschoolers and can use the following for preschool backpacks: crayons, water color markers, scissors for preschoolers, children's toothbrushes and toothpaste.