The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is hosting a school supply and backpack drive to benefit children at all 13 club locations to keep them on track for academic success.
The National Retail Federation estimates that families will spend an average of $685 on needed back-to-school supplies and clothing — an amount many low-income families can’t afford.
Every year, the Boys & Girls Clubs works with community partners to send disadvantaged children to school prepared with all of the supplies they need to succeed. From now until Monday, July 29, community members can donate backpacks and school supplies or host a drive in their neighborhood or office.
Gift cards to office supply stores or retail vendors are also welcomed and will be used to purchase needed supplies from school-issued lists.
Suggested supplies include backpacks, composition books (wide rule), spiral notebooks, construction paper, copy paper, pencils, pens, colored pencils, markers, crayons, highlighters, Post-it notes, glue sticks, tape rolls, student scissors and other office supplies.
For more information and drop-off locations, visit www.bgcpbc.org or call (561) 683-3287.