North Kent Community Services (NKCS) is preparing for the new school year, and hope to distribute 500 new backpacks with school supplies to children in grades K-12, whose families cannot afford to purchase them. They are asking you to help by donating new backpacks and school supplies by August 15. Backpacks are the greatest need; last year NKCS purchased over 300 with donated funds and money from their budget. A donation of $5 will enable NKCS to purchase a nice backpack wholesale. Imagine how happy and successful you can make a child when they start the school year with a brand-new backpack and school supplies like everyone else.
Please consider donating the following new items: backpacks, rulers, pens (black, blue, red), pencil boxes, two-pocket report folders, pencils (wood, mechanical), crayons (24-pack), washable markers, glue sticks, college-ruled and wide-ruled notebooks, scissors (blunt edge), colored pencils, three-ring binders, erasers, and filler paper.
NKCS is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 10075 Northland Drive, Rockford. They can be reached at (616) 866-3478.