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City Hosts School Supply Drive
The supplies will be distributed to local school staff. Monetary donations will be used to purchase electronics.
The Educational Enrichment Committee is working with the Gaithersburg Youth Club, the Student Union and local businesses and organizations to collect much-needed school supplies that will be donated to area educators. The supplies will be distributed to local school staff at the City’s annual Principal/Counselor/PTA Appreciation Breakfast on September 26, 2019.
The collection is going on now through August 31. Items identified by local educators include:
- Glue Sticks
- Pencils (Regular/Colored)
- Loose Leaf Paper
- Expo Markers
- Paper Towels
- Index Cards
- White/Colored Card Stock
- Masking Tape
- Construction Paper
- Clorox Wipes
- Ziploc Bags
- Hang Soap
- Hand Sanitizer
- Headphones (Compatible with Chromebooks)
Monetary donations will also be accepted and funds will be used to purchase electronics (iPads, Chromebooks, and Tablets) and additional supplies.
Donations can be dropped off at the Olde Towne Youth Center, 301 Teachers Way, weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Educational Enrichment Committee is an all-volunteer advisory group that addresses the diverse educational needs of students in Gaithersburg through the implementation and funding of supplemental school initiatives. The Gaithersburg Youth Club provides safe, well-supervised, and fun activities for participating middle school students during off-school hours. The tudent Union offers fitness and sport activities, art and music, field trips, and more to students in grades 9 through 12. Community service is integral to both student organizations.
For more information, please contact the Olde Towne Youth Center at 301-258-6350.