Backpacks, school supply donations needed
August 10, 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.
Donations may be dropped off at the food bank, 179 First Ave. 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.The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and Aktion Club members are working with the food bank to collect and distribute the school supplies.
Donate school supplies to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. The required list of supplies includes:
-Box of 12 No. 2 pencils
-Scissors, child or adult size
-10-pack blue pens
-Three red pens
-Box of pencil crayons
-12 pocket folders
-Package of plain paper
-Package of lined paper
-Four lined notebooks
-Wide-ruled, spiral bound notebook
-10-pack washable felt markers
-Box of tissues
How to help
Cash donations are also welcome. Send them to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, P.O. Box 652, Issaquah, WA 98027, or donate online at www.issaquahfoodbank.org.