All 58 locations of Bartell Drugs, including the Ballard store at 5605 22nd Ave NW, are collecting school supplies for the “School Tools for Kids in Need” from Aug. 8-28.
Donated school supplies will help re-stock the Kids in Need 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. Over the past year 120 schools throughout the Puget Sound region were served by the center, with an average pick up of $700 in donated items for each of the nearly 2,500 teacher visits.
A “Basic Needs” list of suggested donation items found in Bartell’s “School Aisles” include:
- Paper Mate #2 Pencils – 20 Count
- Bic Cristal or Round Stic Ink Pens – 10 pack. Blue or Black
- Elmer’s Glue – Glue-All or School Glue/4 oz. bottles
- Kids’ Scissors – pointed or blunt
- Avery Glue Stic/2 pack – Acid-free, photo-safe, permanent and washable
- Pentel Hi-Polymer Erasers – 3 pack
- Avery Poly Binders – 1/2″ or 1″ sizes
- Crayons – 24 colors
- Avery Hi-Liter Markers – Yellow or Pink
- Erasers – 25 pack cap erasers or 4 pack pink