We’re just days away from the start of a new school year and chances are there are a lot of people doing some shopping for supplies.
Sadly, there are those who can’t afford to hit the mall, and that’s where an annual campaign called “Supplies for Students” comes in.
The supply collection drive is run by the Thames Valley District School Board each year to bring in items for kids all the way from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.
AM980’s brother station FM96 is helping to collect items this year and Announcer Sarah Burke said depending on their age, students will have different needs.
“A kid in senior kindergarten, they’re looking for things like crayons and notebooks and stuff they can use to do their homework, sometimes they get a little homework sent home, whereas a Grade 8 student might need a USB stick, a calculator,” said Burke.
Anyone interested in making a contribution can drop off supplies in a backpack on Thursday at FM96’s Patio Broadcast at McCabe’s on Richmond between 2p.m. and 11p.m.
Supplies can also be dropped off at Westmount Mall, Staples locations, the Education Centre and any Salvation Army location.