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Communities in Schools collecting items for students

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Students will be getting help with school supplies from the citizens of Rowan County and local businesses through Rowan County Communities In Schools.
Several organizations are working with Communities in Schools to collect school supplies for students whose families might not be able to buy supplies themselves.
And Aug. 22 is shaping up to be the big day for both giving away the supplies and collecting more.
In the School Tools campaign, CIS is teaming up with WSOC TV and its Family Focus Partners to collect school supplies.
To participate, purchase school supplies and leave them in one of the barrels in Food Lion stores, Trinity Oaks Retirement Community, Rowan County Visitors Bureau, Smart Start Rowan or the Staples store on Faith Road.
Gerry Wood Honda on Jake Alexander Boulevard will also be collecting School Tools this year.
You can also call the Communities In Schools office and arrange to have supplies picked up from your location.
All school supply items are needed and appreciated. All items collected in Rowan County stay in Rowan County.
CIS is also partnering with the Salisbury Post in the Pencils for Pupils campaign to collect school supplies. They can be dropped off in barrels at sponsors’ locations: Aull Printing and Copy Plus, First Bank, Garden Greenhouses, the Jeff Morris law office, F&M Bank and the Salisbury Post.
Supplies from both campaigns will be assembled at the old K-Town furniture store building on West Innes Street and given away from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 22. All children receiving supplies must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is open to Rowan County residents only. We will be set up at the old K-Town furniture store on West Innes Street. Please call the Communities In Schools office for further assistance or information on how you can help: 704-797-0210.
Other campaigns to collect school supplies include:
– Postal Collection Day, also on Aug. 22. Postal carriers will pick up school supplies people on their routes leave at their mailboxes.
– People who want to mix some baseball with their charitable giving can take school supplies to the Kannapolis Intimidators game at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 22 to donate and get a free ticket to that night’s game,
Communities in Schools is a United Way agency.

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