School Supply Drives in 2015
Like it or not, it’s that time of year again.
Time to peruse the aisles for fresh looseleaf, No. 2 pencils, shiny new pens, and gadgets galore – school supply shopping time!
There are great sales going on everywhere, and it’s the best time of the year to stockpile supplies. It’s also a great time to grab some extras while you’re out and donate them to some of the school supply drives happening in Huntsville.
The tax-free sales holiday isn’t until August 7-9, 2015 but these sales & deals will produce a lot of bang for very little buck.
Amazon Prime Day School Supply Sale
Back to School Savings by PassionatePenny Pincher
School Supply Drives in Huntsville
Look Smart, Feel Sharp Program
Location: Christmas Charities Year Round (map)
When students look good, they feel good and are ready to learn. That is the premise of Christmas Charities Year Round’s “Look Sharp, Feel Smart” program. This year, the program will assist over 400 children as they enter the classroom this Fall, looking smart and feeling sharp. The program provides each student with a like-new outfit along with new undergarments needed to start the school year. They also receive gently used clothes donated by local residents. CCYR welcomes donations of clothing, backpacks, and school supplies year-round, but especially at back-to-school time. More info here.
“Stuff the Bus” for CAFY
Location: All Huntsville & Madison Wal-Mart stores (map)
CAFY stands for Community Awareness For Youth, and the Huntsville chapter does great work. They help provide networking opportunities for students to make connections with local organizations that offer youth services, mentors, guidance,and more. CAFY has partnered up with Durham School Services and Wal-Mart for a “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive! Simply bring your supplies to any Wal-Mart, look for the yellow school bus and someone will add your contribution to the (hopefully) very large pile. More info here.
Pack the Backpacks for Kids to Love
Location: Landers McClarty Subaru; Jack’s; Wal-Mart
WHNT News 19 and Kids To Love are partnering again this year to collect school supplies for children in foster care in north Alabama and southern Tennessee. You are invited to help by donating supplies or money to buy backpacks and supplies. Items needed include backpacks, three-ring binders, pocket folders, one-subject notebooks, filler paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, erasers, rulers, ink pens, pencils and pencil boxes. More info here.
Saturday, August 8
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church (map)
Free2Teach is calling on citizens to participate in this convenient drop-off supply drive. They specifically need pencils, pens, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, copy paper, and loose leaf paper. Most teachers spent between $500 and $1,000 of their own money each year to purchase supplies for their classrooms and to help children most in need. Free2Teach is working to help fill the void. The non-profit, in cooperation with Huntsville City Schools, is supporting public education by operating a volunteer run resource store stocked with free teaching materials and classroom supplies. Teachers pick up free supplies and discretely distribute them to the students who need them most. More info here.
Know of a community school supply drive we missed? Let us know in the comment and we’ll add it to our list!
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