All About the Children

Back-to-school time means student supply drives

School supply drives are in full swing before the start of the 2016-17 academic year.
School supply drives are in full swing before the start of the 2016-17 academic year. FILE PHOTO

With less than a month to go before Manatee children head back to school, local organizations are upping their efforts to make sure students are ready for the first day.

Heintz & Becker is working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast to provide support and assistance to children in the community by donating school supplies to children in need as part of a nationwide community outreach event — known as the Injury Board Day of Action (#IBDayofAction).

The law firm is collecting supplies from now until Aug. 3.

Needed items include:

▪ 3-inch 3-ring binders.

▪ calculators.

▪ graph paper.

▪ college and regular ruled notebooks.

▪ pens and pencils.

▪ construction paper.

▪ highlighters, markers and crayons.

▪  rulers.

All donations can be dropped off at 905 Sixth Ave. W., Bradenton 34205 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

If your organization is hosting a back-to-school supply drive, contact Meghin Delaney at mdelaney@bradenton.com or 941-745-7081.

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