Cornerstones is holding its annual backpack drive. The organization is again partnering with Kids R First, which will donate school supplies to the students in need.
Needy students are among Cornerstones’ clients and are also identified by school counselors as those receiving free or reduced lunches, says Cornerstones.
Here is how you can help:
Go to Cornerstones’ donation page and pledge the number of backpacks you would like to donate.
Backpacks should have no wheels or corporate logos.
Cornerstones needs all sizes: High School, Middle School and Elementary School. Visit Cornerstones online to see exact specifications.
You can also go to Amazon.com and order backpacks that will be delivered with no shipping costs directly to Cornerstones.
Backpacks can be dropped off at Cornerstones, 11150 Sunset Hills Rd., the week of Aug. 10.
Cornerstones can also use donations of new underwear for elementary-age students, as well as gift cards for Payless Shoes ($25) so young clients can have new shoes for the school year.
Photo courtesy Cornerstones
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