What: As part of its ongoing school supply drive, Baltimore County Public Schools is hosting two community drop-off days. Community members are invited to stop to donate school supplies and to learn more about how their donations will make a difference.
When & Where:
Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 2 – 6 p.m.
Pikesville Farmers Market
Pomona Square Shopping Center
1700 Reisterstown Rd., 21208
Hosted by the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
First Financial Federal branch
1301 York Rd.
Hosted by First Financial Federal Credit Union
Background: All new school supplies are welcome and will be well used. The most needed school supplies are: folders, composition books / notebooks, pencils, crayons, highlighters / markers, glue sticks, scissors, backpacks, binders, pens, Post-it Notes, and primary journals (composition books that include space for drawing).
Once collected, the supplies will be sorted and organized, and then teachers can come to a one-day “store” (generously loaned to BCPS by the management of White Marsh Mall) to select the items most needed by their students.
The school supply drive is part of the BCPS annual Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign in association with The Education Foundation of BCPS. The Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to attract and direct public financial contributions to programs and activities of the school system in support of quality education for all children.
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FOR RELEASE: Aug. 2, 2017 CONTACT: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908
Baltimore County Public Schools, the nation’s 25th largest school system, emphasizes literacy (not only reading and writing, but understanding and using information) across all subject areas to prepare every student for college and careers. Thanks to innovative and talented leaders, teachers, and staff, BCPS celebrates many honors, including the 2017 National School Library Program of the Year Award.