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August 8, 2017 > Backpacks and school supplies sought

Backpacks and school supplies sought

Submitted By Rose Padilla Johnson

With the first day of school rapidly approaching in many districts, many families are busy buying school supplies, clothing, shoes and accessories to make sure students are ready for their first day back at school.

However, for low-income families, getting enough supplies can be a challenge. ThatÕs where Davis Street Family Resource Center in San Leandro hopes to help. The center is asking the public to help them collect new backpacks, sneaker shoes and school supplies for distribution to more than 300 local children in need.

In addition to backpacks and sneakers of all sizes, Davis Street is also asking for donations of school supplies. Among supplies most needed are:

¥ Pens/pencils
¥ Colored pencils
¥ Crayons/markers
¥ Composition books
¥ Folders
¥ Highlighters
¥ Erasers
¥ Note cards
¥ Ruled paper
¥ Glue sticks
¥ Scissors

The Backpack and Shoe Drive and school supply donation program continues through Saturday, Aug. 12. Davis Street is at 3081 Teagarden St., San Leandro.

For details about donating items, call Kristal Gonzalez at (510) 347-4620 or send an email to kgonzalez@davisstreet.org. Information about other Davis Street programs is available on their website at www.davisstreet.org.

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