School supply drive to benefit needy students continues

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comJuly 12, 2014 

  • School supplies needed

    • Backpacks

    • Three-ring binders

    • Dividers

    • Clear page protectors

    • Non-sticky book covers

    • Construction paper

    • Graph paper

    • Notebook paper

    • White copy paper

    • Spiral notebooks

    • Composition notebooks

    • Folders with prongs and pockets

    • Index cards

    • Post-it notes

    • Pencil pouches

    • Rulers

    • Staples

    • Tape

    • Scissors

    • Hand-held pencil sharpeners

    • Glue sticks

    • Glue bottles

    • Sharpie markers

    • Highlighters

    • Markers

    • Ink pens

    • Pencils

    • Quart and gallon resealable plastic bags

    • Clorox or Lysol wipes

    • Lysol

    • Tissues

    • Hand sanitizer

  • Monetary donations

    Chester

    Make a check out to “Chester County School District,” designate it for “School Supplies,” and send it to Chester School District, 509 District Office Drive, Chester, SC 29706.

    Clover

    Send a donation to Clover School District School Supply Drive, 604 Bethel St., Clover, SC 29710.

    Fort Mill

    Send a donation to The Foundation for Fort Mill Schools, 2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

    Lancaster

    Send a donation to Communities in Schools, P.O. Box 3241, Lancaster, SC 29721.

    Rock Hill

    Send a donation to Rock Hill School District Foundation, P.O. Box 12286, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

    York

    Make a check out to “York School District One School Supply Account,” and send to the York School District Office, 1475 E. Liberty St., York, SC 29745.

As the countdown continues to the first day of school, local retailers have begun advertising back-to-school sales and bargains on school supplies.

And while low-priced notebooks and pencils might make school supplies seem affordable, when you stack up what it takes to outfit every student for the first day of school, that number gets very big very fast.

To help area families start the school year off right without adding to their financial burden, The Herald and its sister community newspapers – the Fort Mill Times, the Enquirer-Herald in York and Clover, and the Lake Wylie Pilot – are again partnering with local school districts to gather supplies for children from less fortunate families.

Those who’d like to buy supplies to donate should be sure to read the fine print before snatching up deals. Stores often have limits on the number of items that can be purchased at super-low prices, like 1-cent erasers or folders. Some retailers have a minimum purchase price to get deals.

Many stores spread their deals out over the school shopping season. While composition books might be on sale one week, pencils won’t be until the next, so savvy shoppers will buy a little throughout the shopping season, instead of making a single large purchase at one time.

The Herald’s school supply drive, which is in its seventh year, will continue for the next several weeks. While the list of supplies is the same for all districts, each has its own drop-off locations. Monetary donations are also accepted.

Supply Drop-off Locations

Chester

Chester School District, 509 District Office Drive

Clover

Clover School District, 604 Bethel St., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Clover Community Bank, 124 Old N. Main St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Clover Community Bank – Lake Wylie, 5196 Charlotte Highway, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fort Mill

First Baptist Church Fort Mill, 121 Monroe White St.; Fort Mill High School, 225 Munn Road; Fort Mill School District Office, 2233 Deerfield Drive; Shutterfly Inc., 1000 Shutterfly Blvd., July 5-Aug 4.

Lancaster

Lancaster School District, 300 S. Catawba St.

Rock Hill

Rock Hill Schools Administrative Office, 660 N. Anderson Road, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

York

York District Office, 1475 E. Liberty St.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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