The Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership and the City of Norcross is asking for the community’s continued support of local schools at the start of a new year.
There is always lots of need for supplies as kids make their way to the classroom, says NCSP President Carolyn Collins.
The group suggests copy paper and book bags, composition books, No. 2 pencil and/or folders with brads and pockets.
Also, the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation office has donated 50 backpacks to Norcross Elementary already, and about 50 more are needed, they say.
Drop off supplies at Norcross First United Methodist Church on Beaver Ruin Road. Make sure they are marked as “NCSP school supplies.”
“Charitable donations have tumbled with the economic downturn, and hunger is still a serious problem,” wrote Philomena Robertson in a note. The theme of the September “CAN DO” drive is “SNACKS 4 KIDS.”
The focus is on items that kids can make for themselves afterschool or on the weekends, like peanut butter, jelly, fruit cups, apple sauce, granola bars, cheese and crackers and more. “Think of a snack that you enjoyed as a child or something you give to your own children,” wrote Robertson.
Drop your non-perishable snack donations in a bin in the lobby of City Hall or at one of the businesses in the city participating in the drive. You can also invite you neighborhood, civic group or place of business to host its own drive. Contact Robertson at 770-448-7327 or email@example.com for more information or to organize a pick-up.