Power of Putnam formulation propagandize supply giveaway
June 4, 2015 - School Supplies
PUTNAM COUNTY — The propagandize year wrapped adult final week, though in a few brief months it will be time to strike a books again. Along with a new propagandize year comes a new list of reserve that students will need to purchase. The Power of Putnam — an anti-drug bloc — is formulation to do what they can to make this easier on Putnam County families.
“When we have 4 or 5 kids in schools, it’s expensive,” Jennifer Matthews with Power of Putnam said. “You have to get backpacks on tip of all else like glue sticks, crayons, construction paper, palm sanitizer and Clorox wipes. If we have 3 kids in propagandize and they all have to move a dozen glue sticks, that’s $40 in only glue.”
Power of Putnam is formulation to reason their second annual POP in a Park from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jul 18, during Dogwood Park. In further to giveaway food, song and games, students will also be means to collect adult giveaway propagandize reserve during booths during a park. Last year there were 14 booths, though Power of Putnam is anticipating to enhance to 40 this year.
Though a eventuality is not until June, Power of Putnam is now looking for non-profits, groups, organizations or businesses to set adult giveaway booths during a event. All that’s asked is that those with a counter move during slightest 300 of a same propagandize supply to palm out to students during a eventuality — anything from notebooks, paper, pencils and pens to crayons, glue, or folders.
“We try to get a infancy of what’s already on a propagandize list, for them to get during slightest one or dual of each,” Matthews said.
It’s also asked that those with booths move a diversion for a kids to play during a eventuality as well.
Those who aren’t meddlesome in environment adult a counter can also present time to assistance out with a eventuality or present money. All supports donated go to squeeze propagandize reserve for a children or to a grand esteem of a selling outing to finish adult their propagandize shopping.
Like final year, students will get a possibility during winning backpacks filled with propagandize supplies.
“Last year, one of a boys who won a backpack, he was substantially was about in third grade, and he roughly started to cry,” Matthews said. “His greeting was, ‘I’m going to get to go to propagandize for a initial time with all that we need.’ He had siblings and he had a singular mom, and she couldn’t means each singular thing on his list, so she only got a executive things that they indispensable and sent them to school. He was so anxious to get a trek filled with all he needed.”
Admission to a eventuality will be free, though pre-registration is endorsed by visiting http://tinyurl.com/mkglffy. Just enter initial name, final name, email and series of kids attending a event. Pre-registration will assistance eventuality coordinators make certain there are adequate reserve for everyone. However, walk-ins a day of a eventuality are allowed.
Those wanting to assistance out with a eventuality — by volunteering, donating, or environment adult a counter — can register during a same website. Matthews can answer any questions at
For some-more information about Power of Putnam, revisit www.powerofputnam.org.