‘Back to School’ drive helps provide school supplies to children

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It seems like summer just started. But kids will head back to school in about a month.

And that means it’s time to start thinking about school supplies.

But in can be costly. Non-profits are stepping up to make sure children have what they need for the school year.

The 6th Annual Back to School Drive will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in the gymnasium at the Windsor Recreation Center, located at 1601 E. Lee St., Greensboro.

The event is free and open to the community for children to come in to receive school supplies. However, parents are encouraged to accompany smaller children to make sure that the right supplies are given. All children must be present to receive school supplies.

This year’s goal is to secure 800 backpacks and school supplies in donations. Triad community members are strongly encouraged to donate goods in order to benefit families that may not be able to afford these resources.

In addition to this event, there will be opportunities for youth to win free haircuts and hairstyles by local salons and barbershops in the triad. Event attendees should expect to show up early for the chance to win perks.

Donation List:

Backpacks, pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, folders, crayons, glue sticks, colored pencils and scissors.

Drop Off Locations:

Donations can be dropped off until August 1 (Monday-Friday):

Success Realty
808 Summit Ave., Greensboro
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prestige Barber School
2006 Phillips Ave., Greensboro
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Lee Mykel Hair Studio
4002 Spring Garden St., Greensboro
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chandlar’s Florist and Coffee House
709 E Market St #200-A, Greensboro
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Royal Expression Contemporary Ballet
1220-E Battleground Ave., Greensboro
Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs
4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Blendz Barber Studio
2101 Pyramid Village Blvd., Ste 101, Greensboro
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Alston Realty Group, LLC
1610-A East Market St., Greensboro
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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