Back to School FDL Has Some Catching Up To Do

June 2, 2019

As an unfortunate side effect of the flooding that occurred in March, the Boys & Girls Club storage area, where the Back to School FDL supplies are stored, took on some water. When that happened, approximately 435 backpacks, 550 notebooks, and other assorted supplies totaling around $5,000 were lost. That means we’re going to have some catching up to do if we’re going to be able to fill the school supply needs of children in our area this coming August.

Please consider helping out Back to School FDL through a monetary or supply donation. Your generosity will go a long way in helping us to provide school supplies for over 850 area children who need assistance with that added expense in late August.

Registration for Back to School FDL will again be a 2-day sign-up at the Salvation Army. You may register on either Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Monday, August 5 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be several trained volunteers assisting on those days who will be able to answer any questions about eligibility and Distribution Day. More information about what is needed for registration will be provided as registration dates approach or can be found at backtoschoolfdl.org.

This year’s Distribution Day where children shop for school supplies with a volunteer will be held on August 24 at the Boys & Girls Club. Help us help kids begin school with confidence; you can make a difference in a child’s life.

Back to School FDL is a collaboration of local agencies, businesses, churches, and community members dedicated to making sure that any local student needing assistance with obtaining school supplies receives it.

Back to School FDL Collecting Supplies

June 17, 2019

Soon you’ll be seeing Back to School FDL volunteers around town working to collect supplies for Back to School FDL Distribution Day. This will provide you with several opportunities to be a part of a project that supports others and helps children feel prepared for the start of the school year.

Please watch for the dates and times of the Fill the Bus campaign in either late July or August. Due to Shopko’s closing, we’re still exploring alternate locations for places to park the bus. Area churches and local businesses will also be conducting their own drives by having collection points for school supplies in their buildings.

If you or someone you know is eligible for this supply give-away, please remember that registration will be a 2-day sign-up at the Salvation Army. You may register on either Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Monday, August 5 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be several trained volunteers assisting on those days who will be able to answer questions about eligibility and Distribution Day.

Back to School FDL is a program that works for students in our community and has been working for over 20 years. Browse our website at www.backtoschoolfdl.org for more information and to see ways you may be able to help us this year.

Back to School FDL is a collaboration of local agencies, businesses, churches, and community members dedicated to making sure that any local student needing assistance with obtaining school supplies receives it.

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