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Saturday, August 27th, 2016

 

8th Annual School Supply Drive Needs Your Help

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The location may have changed, yet the need has not. For the 8th straight year Jason Bruneel, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones and Lina Anuszkiewicz Senior Branch Office Administrator for Edward Jones are organizing a school supply drive for Grass Lake students. “Each year we collect numerous school supplies that are donated to the classrooms at George Long Elementary School in Grass Lake” said Anuszkiewicz. “This is not an Edward Jones program or sponsored event, this is something we want to do to help the community” she added.

The supplies are collected each fall at their offices, then they call the schools and local teachers to let them pick-up the supplies they need. “We box them up and they come pick them up” Anuszkiewicz said. Each year, the entire collection is gone within days.

Anuszkiewicz wasn’t sure if this year’s drop in donations was a result of the earlier school year, their recent move to the eastern side of town or something totally unrelated. Either way, they are hoping to get additional supplies donated for the schools prior to September 6th.

Help a child start the school year right. While just about any school supplies are welcome, including backpacks, these are the most commonly requested items by the teachers: Pencils— #2 , preferably Ticondaroga brand, pencil top erasers, glue sticks, dry erase markers, Lysol wipes, Kleenexes, masking tape, hand sanitizer- alcohol free, Scotch tape, Post-it notes, student scissors, reams of white copy paper, Ziploc bags, permanent markers (all sizes and colors)and  Band Aids.

School supplies can be dropped off through Tuesday, September 6th. The office hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday.

wwwwTheir location is in the Grass Lake Professional Center at 12365 E Michigan Avenue Grass Lake, MI 49240.

Questions can be directed to Lina Anuszkiewicz 517.522.6269 or Lina.Anuszkiewicz@edwardjones.com