Help Supply Our Local Kids With Needed School Supplies
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:17pm
Soroptimist of Carson City and Platinum+ Salon & Spa once again are hosting the Backpack Attack Program to provide backpacks & school supplies to Children in Need. The program works to provide comfort through backpacks, school supplies and hygiene items to as many children as possible.
The need is greater than ever and we need the help of the community. As an incentive, a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a Spa Package valued at $250 from Platinum+ Salon & Spa plus a number of other raffle prizes will be awarded. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1.00 ea, 6 for $5.00, 15 for $10.00 or 30 for $20.00 at any of the drop-off locations. These locations in Carson City are: Platinum+ Salon & Spa, 716 N. Carson St., Ste. 110; Marilyn Lewis State Farm Ins., 321 W. Winnie Lane, Ste 106; or the Navy Recruitment Office, 911 Topsy Ln Ste. 206.
The children need school supplies, such as crayons, 100 sheet wide ruled notebook paper, spiral notebooks, 1”-1½“ 3 ring binders, pocket-only folders, pencil boxes or bags, red only medium ballpoint pens, #2 pencils, erasers, glue sticks, blunt nosed scissors, yellow highlighters, rulers, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, mechanical pencils with refills, 5 subject dividers for binders and calculators.
Many times these children have been removed from their homes without anything of their own and need hygiene supplies such as: bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small tissue packages, hand sanitizer etc. Any of these items will help and will be packed in the backpacks.
School starts August 22nd this year so it’s important we get the backpacks to the children before that time. For more information, call Marilyn Lewis State Farm 775-882-4875
Children are our future and as adults it is our responsibility to help however we can.
OUR CHILDREN ARE IN NEED SO PLEASE HELP!!