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United Way seeking donations for School Tools program

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

While most kids in the Upstate are just settling in to summer vacation, the United Way of Greenville County is asking the community for help ensuring children from low-income families have the tools they need when they head back to the classroom for the new school year.

In addition to donating school supplies, the United Way said community members can also make an online donation to this year’s School Tools effort.

You can click here to make an online donation.

The United Way said every $25 donated will ensure a child has a book bag and supplies on the first day of school.

Companies and organizations can also get their employees involved in school supply drives by emailing lhaney@unitedwaygc.org.

Individuals can also help by filling bags with school supplies and dropping the bags off at United Way of Greenville County, 105 Edinburgh Court, Greenville, SC 29607 during regular business hours before Friday, August 4 .

Below are recommended supplies needed for elementary students:

  • #2 Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Zipper Pencil Case
  • Safety Scissors
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Ruler
  • Wide-ruled notebook paper
  • Folders with pockets
  • Washable Markers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • 1” 3-ring binder

Below are recommended supplies needed for middle school students:

  • #2 Pencils
  • Zipper Pen/Pencil Case
  • College-ruled notebook paper
  • Folders with pockets
  • 2” 3-ring Binder
  • Glue sticks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pens: red, blue and black ink
  • Ruler
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Index Cards
  • Graph paper
  • Hand Sanitizer

The School Tools distribution day is will be on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.

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