School supplies needed

Published on Thu, Aug 29, 2002
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School supplies needed

The first day of school is a big day, and it comes with a big list: pencils, erasers, glue sticks, color markers, notebooks, paper and, Kleenex. The family service center is scrambling to help over 100 Blaine students whose families can’t afford all the back-to-school supplies they need. “We need all the help we can get,” said center director Leaf Schumann.

The school supply drive has gotten a lot of help again this year from the Blaine Cost Cutter, which has packaged up bags of required supplies which customers can purchase and donate at the store. “Last year we raised 75 bags and this year we have 86 so far,” said Cost Cutter representative Bobbi Berry. “We’re aiming for 100.” The store also donated a box of facial tissue and raised enough to donate 24 backpacks through a hot dog stand.

The $6 donation bags are for sale at the store or daonations can be made directly to the family service center. Call Schumann at 332-7179 for more information or drop donations off at the center at H and Mitchell streets.
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