Good Morning Selbians,
I'd like to take a moment to ask a favor of everyone. We are approaching that wonderful time of year when we all head out to Kmart and Target and Office Depot and stock up on the school year ahead. Unfortunately, there are children that aren't privileged enough to do that. I know my kids love new school supplies even if they aren't roused about actually going back to school. I believe it's something all children deserve and it starts them on a new and bright step on the first day back.
Edgewater Books is collecting school supplies to donate to our local schools. They are in desperate need of donations! Do you love office supplies? I do! Do you have kids that are out of school now and have fond memories of school supply shopping? Me and my kids generally have a pretty good time! Would you like to teach your kids how to give back to those who are not so fortunate? How about have your kids make out their own lists on index cards of what they would like to donate and let them pick the items out in the store. Snap a picture in the store and post it on the Edgewater Books Facebook page or here to remind folks to get out there and grab some stuff! This weekend there are bound to be LOADS of sales on school supplies. They are relatively cheap this time of year too. I, personally, stock up for the rest of the year because of the savings!
Selby has a summer reading program meet every Monday from 5:00-5:30. I'll hang around until 6:00 for folks to drop off their supplies. You can also drop off items at Edgewater Books which is located by The Original Steakhouse. Edgewater Books' deadline is the 7th. If you would like to donate, but are not able to make it down to the Selby Community Center on Monday, then please let me know and we can work out something. Here is are the supplies that we are looking for:
Pocket folders (pockets on bottom & 3 prongs)
Plastic pocket folder with prongs
Marble composition books
Primary fat pencils
8-pack box of large, washable markers
White school glue
Box of 24 crayons
Blunt tip scissors
Black, fat dry erase markers
3X3 Post-It sticky notes
Box of 8 colored pencils
Loose leaf notebook paper (wide ruled)
Thank you in advance and I hope to see everyone on Monday evening with all the wonderful donations!!!