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Ballard Center needs donations for school kit program

July 19, 2013


Ballard Community Services is seeking donations for its annual school kit program, which provides school supplies to students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in Douglas County.

All supplies found on the USD 497 school supply list are distributed. Kyle Roggenkamp, director of human services at Penn House, said the most-needed items are backpacks, facial tissue, glue, glue sticks, zip-close bags, scissors and dry-erase markers.

Supplies will be distributed the week of Aug. 5 to students who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches, about 800 students total.

Donations should be in by Aug. 2, and can be dropped off at the Ballard Center, 708 Elm St. or Penn House, 1035 Pennsylvania St. They may also be taken to the Lawrence UPS locations, the three Peoples Bank branches and M&M; Office Supply, 623 Massachusetts St.

Financial donations should be mailed to Ballard Community Services, P.O. Box 7, Lawrence, KS, 66044, and donors should indicate in the memo line that funds are for the school kit program. Gift cards to stores such as Wal-Mart, Hyvee and Target are also accepted.

To apply for a child to receive supplies, stop by Penn House between 8 a.m. and noon before July 31.


Sarah Wallace 4 years, 11 months ago

Current needs as of today:

Washable markers (pkg) - 356 Tissues (box) - 996 Backpack (ea) - 339 White glue (bottle) - 461 Glue sticks (ea) - 999 Ziploc bags (box) - 250 Scissors (ea) - 457 Dry erase markers (ea) - 158 Pencils #2 (box) - 1446 Pens (pkg) - 37 Watercolors (box) - 26 Plastic school box (ea) - 254 Plain colored pocket folders (ea) - 1706 Thin point dry erase markers (ea) - 824 Wide lined spiral notebooks (ea) - 1171 Markers (box) - 226 Rubber eraser (ea) - 476 Notebook paper (pkg) - 499 Pencil bag (ea) - 155 Red pencils (ea) - 160 Three ring binder (ea) - 288 Highlighter (ea) - 227

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: Ballard Center - 708 Elm St Penn House - 1035 Pennsylvania St UPS - 4000 W. 6th Street UPS - 2040 W. 31st Street M&M Office Supply - 623 Massachusetts Street Peoples Bank - 4831 W. 6th Street Peoples Bank - 2220 Harper Street Peoples Bank - 3045 Iowa Street Frank's North Star Tavern - 508 Locust Street Mr. Bacon BBQ - 846 Illinois Street

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