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United Way of Tri-County Backpack Donation Drive

Filed under: General Interest,Schools & Education by News Staff at 1:39 pm on August 2, 2006

FRAMINGHAM,MA -- Kids Helping Kids!!! Many children want to go back to school each fall with the latest and greatest notebooks, pens, backpacks and other supplies. However, for some parents buying even the basic necessities is difficult. The United Way of Tri-County is asking for your help in making sure that every kid in the community has the tools they need to be ready to learn.

Donate a backpack & supplies to a child in need

It's a great opportunity for children to feel good about helping others.

How can you and/or your child help?  Purchase a backpack and all the supplies to go with it. (See the list below of supplies needed)  In order for the children to receive the backpacks before school starts please have the complete backpack to the United Way of Tri-County by August 4th.

The backpacks can be dropped off at The United Way of Tri County office at 46 Park Street, Framingham MA, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm or at the MetroWest Daily News office.

Please call 1.888.811.3291 ext. 57 for more information.

You can also help local schools out while shopping for backpacks and supplies when you shop for them at Office Depot in Shoppers World, which has some great buys this week and backpacks starting at $ 9.99. Just mention a local school at checkout and Office Depot will donate 5 percent of your purchase to the school of your choice. See store for details and restrictions.

Supply list: Grades K-2
Qty./ Component/ Description
6 Folder, 2 pocket, Assorted Colors
3 Spiral Notebooks, 70 Ct., Wide Rule
2 Glue, School, Washable, 4 oz,
White 2 Glue Sticks, Dries Clear, .28 oz
1 Filler Paper, Wide Rule, 10.5 X 8, 150/Pack
2 Eraser, Pink, Large
1 Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box
1 Pencils, #2, All Wood, dozen
1 Facial Tissue, 2 Ply, 100 count
1 Scissors, 5 1/4", Blunt Tip
1 Ruler, Plastic, 12", Inches & Metric
1 Markers, 8 count, Washable, Wide
1 Sharpener, Pencil, Double Barrel, Canister
1 Pencil Case, Heavy-Duty, with zipper
2 Pencil Cap Erasers, 12 Pack
2 Pen, Medium Point, Red
1 Paint Set, Watercolor, 8 Colors with Brush
1 Backpack

Grades 3-5
Qty./ Component/ Description
4 Folders, 2 Pocket, Assorted Colors
3 Spiral Notebooks, 70 Count, Wide Rule
1 Glue, School, Washable, 4 oz, White
2 Glue Stick, Dries Clear, .28 oz
3 Pen, Medium Point, BLUE
3 Pen, Medium Point, RED
1 Filler Paper, Wide Rule, 10.5 X 8, 150/Pack
2 Eraser, Pink, Large
1 Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box
1 Pencils, #2, All Wood, dozen
1 Facial Tissue, 2 Ply, 100 count
1 Scissors, 5 1/4", Pointed Tip
1 Ruler, Plastic, 12", Inches & Metric
1 Markers, 8 count, Washable, Wide
1 Colored Pencils, 12 count, 7"
1 Sharpener, Pencil, Double Barrel, Canister
1 Pencil Case, Heavy-Duty, with zipper
1 Paint Set, Watercolor, 8 Colors with Brush
1 Backpack

Grades 6-12:

Qty./ Component/ Description
3 Folders, 2 Pocket, Assorted Colors
3 Spiral Notebooks, 70 Count, Wide Rule
1 Glue, School, Washable, 4 oz, White
1 Glue Stick, Dries Clear, .28 oz
4 Pen, Medium Point, BLUE
2 Pen, Medium Point, RED
1 Filler Paper, Wide Rule, 10.5 X 8, 150/Pack
2 Eraser, Pink, Large
1 Pencils, #2, All Wood, dozen
1 Facial Tissue, 2 Ply, 100 count
1 Scissors, 5 1/4", Pointed Tip
1 Ruler, Plastic, 12", Inches & Metric, Asst.
1 Colored Pencils, 12 count, 7"
1 Sharpener, Pencil, Double Barrel, Canister
1 Highlighter, Student Size, Yellow 1 Highlighter, Student Size, Pink
1 Pocket Dictionary
1 Calculator, Solar Power, Large Display
1 Pencil Case, Heavy-Duty, with zipper
1 Protractor, Plastic, Transparent, 6", 1 80û
1 Backpack

See www.unitedwaytri-county.org for more info.

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