Bartell Drugs welcomes donations of school supplies for its 10th annual “School Tools for Kids in Need” now through August 31 at 59 Bartell Drugs locations. The drive supports students in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties through World Vision’s Teacher Resource Center in Fife.
Donated school supplies will help re-stock the Teacher Resource Center, where teachers–whose students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs- “shop” free of charge for school supplies to help meet students’ needs.
According to Federal Way-based World Vision, a globally-known charitable organization, as many as 58,000 local students could begin the school year without the basic school supplies.
“With so many area children lacking basic school supplies, there’s never been a more important time to support this drive .Over the past eight years we’ve appreciated the support by our customers and the public for their donations,” said Bartell Drugs Chairman and CEO George D. Bartell.
Mead, Avery, Kimberly Clark and Bic have teamed up with Bartells to support this year’s “School Tools for Kids in Need” drive. A “Basic Needs” list of suggested donation items found in Bartell’s “School Aisles” include:
#2 Pencils – 10 Count
Bic Cristal or Stic Round Ink Pens – 10 pack. Blue or Black
Elmer’s Glue – School Glue/4 oz. bottles
Scotch Kids’ Scissors – pointed or blunt
Avery Glue Stic – Acid-free, photo-safe, permanent and washable
Avery Poly Binders -1″ size
Crayola Crayons – 16 count
Avery Hi-Liter Markers – Yellow or Pink
A&W Zipper Pencil Pouch
Mead Index Cards
Crayola Colored Pencils – 12 count
Founded in Seattle in 1890, Bartell Drugs owns and operates locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Family-owned and operated, it is the nation’s oldest drugstore chain.