Days Left To Donate School Supplies For Needy Elementary Students

By: 13 News (Posted by Sarah Plake)
By: 13 News (Posted by Sarah Plake)

TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- The new school year is just around the corner and parents may be wondering where the time went as they scramble for school supplies.

Journey Church is teaming up with McCarter Elementary to provide school supplies to those families who are having a hard time affording all of it.

Journey Church and the school are asking the public for school supply donations through July 28. Journey Church is located at 2727 SW Wanamaker Road. Call Carol Cott for more information at 785-845-2065.

There are about 300 hundred kids who are depending on the donations, and will go to to the church on July 31 to pick out their supplies.

Here is an updated list of the school supplies that are still needed:

115 backpacks
783 poly plastic pocket folders with prongs
417 spiral one subject notebooks, wide rule, 70 pages
324 composition journals
153 binders, 3-ring, 1 inch, clear view, white,
41 binders, 3-ring, 2 inch, clear view, white,
313 wide rule white filler paper, large package
172 unlined index cards. 3x5, package & box to hold them
888 pkgs. #2 yellow pencils, 12-ct. pkg.
124 pkgs. colored pencils 16-ct box
53 boxes crayons, fat size, basic colors, 8-ct. box
149 boxes crayons, Crayola, unscented, 16-ct. box
235 boxes crayons, regular size, not washable, 24-ct. box
481 boxes markers, Crayola Classic colors, thick, 10-ct
175 large pink erasers
317 highlighters
204 pencil boxes, plastic, approximately 5”x8”
189 pencil pouches, zippered
91 clear plastic shoe box
293 scissors, Fiskars brand, small size
46 scissors, Fiskars brand, adult size
1245 glue sticks
162 bottles of white glue
54 boxes of watercolor paints
136 rulers with centimeters & inches, hardwood or plastic
39 clipboards
What’s your most crucial need?
Poly folders, binders, notebook paper, pencils, Crayola fat crayons-8ct., Crayola crayons-16ct., pencil boxes, plastic boxes, scissors and clipboards


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