The annual drive to collect school supplies for kids from low-income families is under way.
The effort is being coordinated by the Y Social Impact Center, formerly known as Nexus Youth and Families. Donations can be dropped off at the center, 1356 Cole St., and will be distributed to children attending the Enumclaw School District. The deadline for making donations is Aug. 16.
The list of needed supplies includes: college-rule paper, wide-rule paper, spiral notebooks (both college-rule and wide-rule), compilation notebooks, folders, pens (black, blue and red), No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, markers, highlighters, black Sharpies, pink erasers, pencil-top erasers, Elmer’s glue, glue sticks, rulers, pencil sharpeners and scissors.
Once everything is gathered and inventoried, volunteers fill donated backpacks which are turned over to parents. The supplies will be available for pick-up between 10 a.m. and noon Aug. 19 at the J.J. Smith building, 1640 Fell St.