Donate backpacks, other school supplies to food bank

August 6, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 8 a.m. Aug. 6, 2010

Help Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank clients get prepared to go back to school.

The food bank needs backpacks and school supplies for families unable to afford them. School begins in the Issaquah School District on Aug. 31.

A backpack filled with required supplies costs nearly $50 per student. The cost is even more for high school students who also need geometry sets and calculators.

The required list of supplies includes:

  • Box of 12 No. 2 pencils
  • Glue stick
  • White glue
  • Pink eraser
  • Scissors, child or adult size
  • 10-pack blue pens
  • Three red pens
  • 24 crayons
  • Box of pencil crayons
  • Ruler
  • Pencil case
  • 12 pocket folders
  • Package of plain paper
  • Package of lined paper
  • Four lined notebooks
  • Wide-ruled, spiral bound notebook
  • One-inch binders
  • Eight-subject dividers
  • 10-pack washable felt markers
  • Box of tissues

Donations may be dropped off at the food bank, 179 First Avenue S.E., or at blue collection barrels at the Issaquah locations of Safeway, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd.; Staples, 628 Front St. N.; Rite Aid, 1065 N.W. Gilman Blvd.; Walgreen’s, 6300 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.; Bartell Drugs, 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.; Issaquah-Newport Way Storage, 795 N.W. Juniper St.; or The Issaquah Press, 45 Front St. S.

Or bring donations to Concerts on the Green on Tuesday at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and Aktion Club members are working with the food bank to collect and distribute the school supplies.

Cash donations are also welcome. Send to Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, P.O. Box 652, Issaquah, WA 98027, or donate online.

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