School supply drive to assist area kids
To ensure that area kids have everything they need when school re-opens, the YMCA Western Branch will conduct a school supply drive during the month of July.
When supplies have been gathered, the Y will host a Pack & Sort Ice Cream Social, during which backpacks will be filled for children in first through fifth grade. The filled backpacks will be distributed by the community action organization LEADS (originally the Licking Economic Action Development Study).
Items needed include paper towels, tissues, Ziploc bags, disinfectant wipes, pocket folders with prongs, glue sticks, boxes of 24 crayons, number 2 pencils, loose-leaf notebook paper, one-inch, three-ring binders, large erasers and backpacks.
Donations can be dropped off from July 1 through 31 at the following locations:
* the YMCA Western Branch, 355 W. Broad St., Pataskala
* the Pataskala pool, 550 Township Road, Pataskala
* the Pataskala Public Library, 101 S. Vine St., Pataskala
* the Pataskala Banking Company Summit Branch, 14530 E. Broad St., Pataskala
The Pack & Sort Ice Cream Social will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the YMCA. The event is open to the public.
For more information, contact Dana Moore at email@example.com.