Thursday, 28 July 2022 15:10

Youth Helping Youth Hosts Aug. 6 Pop-Up to Collect School Supplies

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Youth2– Youth Helping Youth will be hosting a pop-up noon – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 to collect school supplies.

These items are essential to kick start a child’s year in school and allow them to have the full potential to succeed. According to the New York State Office of the State Comptroller, the total out-of-pocket cost for parents in New York State in 2010 purchasing school supplies was estimated to be $123 million, not including time and fuel spent obtaining the supplies.

The pop-UP will take place at 112 Spring St. parking lot, Saratoga Springs, and will be a Covid safe drop-off, rain or shine. The supplies needed are below. New supplies are preferred but supplies that are in excellent condition will be accepted as well.

Pencil boxes, plastic dividers, backpacks, spiral notebooks- college and wide ruled, composition notebooks, wide ruled & college ruled paper, pencil pouches, crayons, highlighters, Kleenex, dry erase markers, plastic folders, kids scissors, markers, pencils, pens, glue sticks, binders: 1,2, or 3inch and Gift cards to Staples, Target, Walmart etc to give children the freedom to purchase school supplies catering to their needs.

Donations will be given to the following agencies: Wellspring, Project Lift at Franklin Community Center, and SNAC Pack and distributed to the families that they work with. Youth2 thanks the community for giving children the opportunity to learn to their full potential.

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