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NBC 5 Back to School Drive

Supplies will benefit four community programs



    NBC 5 Back to School Drive

    Back packs are zipped, pencils are sharpened, and the perfect first day outfit has been chosen.

    You know what that means—kids are heading back to school!

    We’re kicking off back to school season with our annual Back to School Supply Drive!  With your help, we can provide for students in need.  On Wednesday, August 17 you can drop off school supplies from 4:30-7 am on the NBC 5 Plaza.  All supplies will be donated to Aspire, buildOn, Lawrence Hall Youth Services and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance.

    Supplies needed:

    Colored markers


    Construction paper/colored printer paper

    Poster board

    Pencils / Pens (especially pens)

    Sharpie markers

    Glue sticks

    Computer paper

    Dry Erase Markers

    Small Dry Erase board

    Grid Paper

    Paper towels



    Aspire’s Wish List:

    ·         40 1-inch, three-ring binders (used for making communication books for individual children)

    ·         12 blunt-tipped scissors

    ·         20 pocket folders

    ·         8-packs of thin crayons

    ·         8-packs of thick markers

    ·         8-packs of thin markers

    ·         Dry-erase markers

    ·         Crayola Window markers

    ·         2 packages of mechanical pencils

    ·         No. 2 pencils

    ·         10 Packages of construction paper

    ·         10 packages of wide-ruled notebook paper

    ·         2 reams of multi-colored printer paper

    ·         Elmer’s glue

    ·         Glue sticks

    ·         Ziploc bags, sandwich and gallon sizes

    ·         Zipper or box style pencil cases

    ·         Sanitizer wipes (like Clorox) for surfaces

    ·         Diaper/skin wipes for hands

    ·         Glitter glue

    ·         Stickers of any kind