School supply drive underway for Edmonds students

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The Family Center, an outreach of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, is sponsoring a school supply drive for Edmonds School District families who won’t be able to afford school supplies in the fall.

Watch for great sales and weekly bargains at local stores to purchase new supplies. (See below for a list of suggestions.) You can drop them off at several South Snohomish County locations, including two in Edmonds: the Edmonds Windermere office at 5th and Dayton and Lynnwood Honda on Highway 99 and 220th Street Southwest.

The deadline for donations is Aug. 6,  and supplies will be distributed during the Back To School Resource Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 at Cedar Valley Community School in Lynnwood. The fair is open to all Edmonds School District families. Pre-registration is required to receive free school supplies.

Other locations for supply drop-off include:

– Lynnwood Police Department, 19321 44th Ave. W. (open 24 hours) with a donation bin in the lobby.
– Windermere Alderwood (Alderwood Mall Blvd/Alderwood Mall Pkwy)
– Windermere Lynnwood (44th/ Alderwood Mall Pkwy)
– Sno-Isle Library (44th/192nd Lynnwood)
– Edmonds School District Office (20420 68th Ave W,Lynnwood)

Needed supplies:
Backpacks
Glue sticks
Colored pencils
Pencil box
Pocket folders
Notebook dividers
Permanent markers
Calculators
Baby wipes
USB flash drive
#2 Pencils
Bottled glue
Wide tip markers
Pencil pouch
Rulers
Composition notebooks
Highlighters
Pens (red, blue & black)
Box of Kleenex
Post It notes
Gallon-sized Ziplock bags
Pink erasers
Crayons (24pk)
Narrow tip markers
Blunt scissors – Fiskar brand
Pointed children’s scissors
3 ring binders (1-2”)
Spiral notebooks (wide & college)
Notebook paper (wide & college)
Pencil sharpeners
Clipboard

All donations are tax-deductible. You can also support the event with a monetary donation: $10 pays for a haircut, $25 buys supplies for a K-2nd grader and $50-$75 buys supplies for a 3rd-12th grader. If you are donating money, make your check payable to the Family Center with the notation “Back to School Consortium.” School supplies and monetary donations can be mailed or dropped off at the Family Center, 6330 195th St. S.W., Lynnwood, WA 98036.

Or you can be an event sponsor: Gold $500, Silver $250 and Bronze $100. Sponsors will be acknowledged in all publications. Funds will be used entirely to purchase supplies and haircuts for kids. Anyone with questions should contact Carmen at the Family Center at 425-670-8984, Ext. 22.

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  1. I am struggling financially and might not be able to provide my kindergartener supplies for school. Any assistance is much appreciated! Thank you.

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