• Loudoun County Family Services Sponsors Annual School Supply Drive

        July 31, 2008

        Area stores, in cooperation with the Loudoun County Department of Family Services and local nonprofit human service agencies, are holding a drive in August to collect school supplies for children who cannot afford them. Shoppers across Loudoun County will have the opportunity to help prepare a child for school by donating needed supplies at local Loudoun Giant stores, the Leesburg Pharmacy, Cascades Library, Curves in Purcellville and all Loudoun County Community Centers.

        Look for a donation box or shopping cart with the School Supplies posters and fliers in participating stores and community centers. Items that students need include: book bags, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, pencils, loose leaf 3-ring paper, scissors (round end), rulers, crayons, composition books, pocket folders, Kleenex, plastic storage bags, liquid soap and lots of miscellaneous items. If you have a child in school, check out their supply list for more ideas.

        Loudoun nonprofits, government agencies, and elementary schools, working with low-income families, will distribute the supplies in time for school in September. Participating agencies include: YMCA-Big Friends, Northeast Coalition, Loudoun County Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Substance Abuse Services, the Loudoun County Youth Shelter, Young Adults Project, Transitional Housing and Emergency Shelter Programs, Loudoun County Department of Family Services, MotherNet Healthy Families Loudoun and several area elementary schools.

        For more information, call the Department of Family Services at 703-771-5375.

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        Contact: Carrie Jackson, Department of Family Services, 703-771-5375

        Article taken from http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=2308