Published On: Mon, Jun 10th, 2019

Boys & Girls Clubs Aims To Provide Backpacks And School Supplies To Local Children In Need

Boca Raton, FL – Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is hosting a school supply and backpack drive to benefit children at all 13 Club locations and keep them on track for academic success.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates 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, 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, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. Thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 9,300 children ages 6 – 18. In addition to a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone, the Clubs offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.

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