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Kroger Collecting School Supplies

The grocery store is serving as a drop-off site for essential school supplies for homeless children in metro Atlanta during its two-week ‘Back 2 School’ campaign.

Norcross-area Kroger stores are collecting book bags and school supplies for homeless children in metro Atlanta.

Kroger’s Atlanta Division, in partnership with the Children’s Restoration Network and WSB-TV, is conducting its 18th annual “Back 2 School” campaign July 16 through July 28. During the two-week drive, 125 Kroger stores will serve as school supply drop-off sites to benefit metro Atlanta children. 

The Children Restoration Network’s Back 2 School program will distribute the book bags and school supplies to homeless children. CRN works with about 120 shelters and group homes that house more than 4,000 youth a year.

“Children’s Restoration Network provides hope and support to families in our community as they work toward ending the cycle of homelessness,” said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division, in a press release announcing the launch of the school supplies drive. “We encourage our customers to participate in the ‘Back 2 School’ drive and help provide Atlanta’s children with the tools necessary for academic success.”

Items sought for the “Back 2 School” drive include new and gently used book bags, wide- and college-ruled notebook paper, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, pens and pencils, calculators, markers, scissors, file folders, rulers, crayons, glue and dictionaries.

Kroger customers can also purchase prepackaged school supply bags at area stores and donate them.

Donate to the at 6050 Singleton Rd. To find other Kroger store locations, visit www.kroger.com.

The Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership is receiving donations, too, specifically for schools in the area. The organization is asking for items in both the classroom and the school clinic.

Donations will be accepted through July 20 at various local businesses, including 45 South Cafe in downtown Norcross, Shane's Rib Shack off Peachtree Industrial, the Robert D. Fowler YMCA, State Bank, CEO Center and Bank of North Georgia.

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