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School supplies sought for kids in need

With the start of the school year just around the corner, Enumclaw Youth and Family Services, along with Plateau Outreach Ministries, is again asking community members, businesses and churches for their support in providing school supplies and backpacks to more than 300 children from low-income families in the community.

School supplies and backpacks will be collected until Aug. 19. The backpacks will be distributed from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 25 at J.J. Smith Elementary School in Enumclaw.

Last year the Youth Center distributed 350 backpacks and they went fast.

Students will need: calculators, binders, packs of paper, colored pencils, No. 2 yellow pencils, rulers, tissue boxes, packs of pens, glue bottles, glue sticks, crayons (16 count), watercolor markers (eight count), scissors, pencil sharpeners, pack of erasers, spiral notebooks, Mead composition notebooks and folders with pockets and dividers.

It is asked that only new supplies be donated. Supplies may be dropped at the Enumclaw Youth Center, 1356 Cole St. For information, contact Christine Adkins at 360-825-4586, ext. 5654.

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