Tools for schools

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Tools for schoolFor people who can’t make a longterm commitment to tutor or mentor a child, there’s another way to provide something many schoolchildren need as they prepare to head back to class in a few weeks: pencils, crayons, bookbags and other hands-on utensils of learning.
This year, as usual in August, Communities in Schools of Rowan County is trying to stockpile such items so they’ll be available to schoolchildren whose parents aren’t able to supply them on their own. But something’s different this year. The donations are coming in much slower than usual. That means the education group may not be able to help as many youngsters as it has in the past. That also means that generous teachers, who already often dig into their own pocketbooks to buy extra classroom supplies, will feel like they need to make up more of the difference.
It’s still early in the month, however, and there’s time for individuals or groups to pitch in with bookbags, binders, paper, glue sticks, tissues and paper towels. You can donate these items at any Food Lion or Staples. Help support education by giving students the tools they need to succeed.
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drop-off at Food Lion and Staples stores ….
bookbags, three-ring binders, pens, pencils, paper, crayons, glue sticks … hand sanitizer, tissues, paper towels …
mmunities In Schools offers in-school mentoring and tutoring, supportive guidance to students and parents, transportation, school uniforms and supplies, referrals to community agencies and assistance with “emergency” clothing for students at the elementary schools. We also assist with medications when there are no other resources available.
Communities In Schools of Rowan County
204 E. Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144