Tosha at Savings Makes Cents, Becky at Savings Bits and Pieces and myself have teamed up and organized a Back To School Supply Drive for our local school district- Fairfield City Schools. With help from our friend and mentor Becky at Nickels-n-Dimes, we are hoping to collect enough school supplies to help our local students in need. With so many families hit hard by the struggling economy, buying school supplies is usually the last items that a family adds to their budget. It is truly an honor knowing that we can help our students start the year off right by providing them with the supplies they need to get a great education.
Our Back to School Supply Drive will start during our Annual Back to School Parade. The Parade is something that Fairfield City Schools hold every year to get the students excited about coming back to school and to kick off the start of a new school year. This year it will be on Saturday August 21, 2010 starting at 11:30am. The parade travels from Hicks Blvd to Nilles Road and then ends at the Intermediate Building off Route 4, where we will continue to collect supplies until 5pm. We have made a list below of the supplies that are needed for the students throughout the entire district. Any donation big or small is welcome. Every donation makes a difference. We are asking residents, community groups and local businesses to participate in our Back to School Supply Drive by donating any supplies listed below. If you would like to donate and are unable to make it to the Drive, please contact us to make arrangements for us to pick up your donation.
If you would like to volunteer- collect, sort and organize donated supplies, please fill out this form with your contact information. We will start contacting volunteers early August.
*#2 Yellow Pencils with Erasers
*Elmer’s Glue Sticks
*Elmer’s Bottle of White Glue 4oz
*8ct Crayola Crayons (Classic Color)
*24ct Crayola Crayons
*8ct Crayola Washable Markers (Wide Tips, Classic Colors)
*Black Dry Erase Marker
*Spiral Bound Notebook
*Wide-Lined Notebook Paper (loose leaf)
*Pocket Folders with Prongs (any color)
*School Box or Zipper Pouch
*Zipper Pouch (with holes to insert into binder)
*Post It Notes
*Binder (1 inch, 3 ring)
*Binder (2 inch, 3 ring)
*Binder (3 inch, 3 ring)
*Index Cards (100ct)
*Box Of Tissues
*Zip Lock Bags
*Calculator (TI-30xA, TI-30xIIS, TI-30xIIB)
All 3 of us will start posting Back To School sales and deals mid to late July. Check back to see what you can get for really cheap or even FREE!! Here are the prices of some of the supplies that I got last year in the picture above.
Ruler – .10
Highlighters – .09
Pencil Sharpener -.29
Scissors – $1.00
Pencils – .29
Pens – .29
Crayons – .22
Bottle of Glue – .22
Folders – .10