United Way of Northern New Jersey kicks off propagandize reserve drive
August 14, 2018 - School Supplies
MORRISTOWN — United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking assistance from volunteers and donations of new propagandize reserve for a annual United Way Tools for School drive, permitting children to start a new propagandize year with a simple collection indispensable for success in school.
The expostulate will advantage some-more than 11,000 facile and center propagandize children of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and families in misery via a northern New Jersey region.
Based on a needs voiced by internal educators, United Way is collecting a following propagandize supplies: backpacks, lunch boxes, binders, three-ring notebooks, book covers, filler paper, slot folders, combination and turn notebooks, index cards, calculators, pencils, pencil cases, pencil sharpeners, erasers, pens, highlighters, crayons, markers, colored pencils, construction paper, glue, tape, rulers, dry erase markers, and scissors. In addition, propagandize nurses have asked for personal caring equipment such as toothbrushes, deodorant, Band-Aids, and kindergarten and initial grade-aged children’s underwear and socks. Gift cards that can be used to squeeze equipment such as boots and wardrobe are also appreciated.
United Way is creation it easier to make donations by partnering with YouGiveGoods.com again, that allows donors to make an online squeeze of reserve that will be delivered automatically to United Way. Donations can be done by visiting www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/ToolsforSchool.
In addition, donations will be supposed via a five-county segment of Morris, Suburban Essex, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties.
º On Thursday, Aug. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m., donations can be forsaken off during a United Way office, 2 Spring St., in Newton.
ºOn Thursday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, donations can be forsaken off during Taylor Street School, 16/24 Taylor St., in Washington.
Last year, with a assistance of 250 volunteers, reserve valued during $86,000 were collected and distributed to 63 facile and center schools and 16 nonprofit agencies via a northern New Jersey region.
United Way Tools for School seeks to relieve a aria on already strapped domicile budgets. Last year, on average, families with children in K-12 in a United States spent $98 on propagandize reserve such as backpacks, notebooks and pencils, according to a National Retail Federation. That does not embody electronics, wardrobe and accessories.
“For ALICE families who are already vital paycheck to paycheck, spending income on propagandize reserve is not an option,” United Way Chief Operating Officer Kiran Handa Gaudioso said. “By ordering as a community, we can assistance palliate a financial onslaught of these overworked families and give students a basis to start a propagandize year on a right track.”
For some-more information about creation donations, holding a United Way Tools for School drive, or to proffer to arrange supplies, revisit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/ToolsforSchool, email Lisa.Galonardo@UnitedWayNNJ.org or call 973.993.1160, x503.