With students headed back to school in just a few weeks, Supervisor Koran T. Saines (D-Sterling) is hosting a school supply drive in the month of August to help families struggling to afford those basic learning supplies.
According to a press release from his office, the goal is to mitigate barriers to learning by ensuring students and families do not worry about having the necessary supplies and tools for a new school year and can instead focus on learning and positive development
In particular, there is a need for:
• Dry erase markers
• Cleaning and COVID supplies (masks, hand sanitizer, tissues, sanitizing wipes, etc.)
• Colored folders with pockets and prongs
• Backpacks and lunch boxes
• Ear buds and headphones
• Hard pencil boxes/cases
• Writing utensils (pre-sharpened #2 pencils, multicolor highlighters, markers, crayons, etc.)
• Glue, glue sticks, and tape
• Paper items (packs of loose-leaf paper, spiral & composition notebooks, index cards, etc.)
• Three-ring binders (between 1”-3”)
Collection boxes are available at the Sterling Library, 22330 S. Sterling Blvd., Suite A117; Daybreak Kitchen & Biscuit Company/Nectar Cocktail Bar, 22455 Davis Drive; and Joe’s Pizzeria, 22360 S. Sterling Blvd., #103.
Businesses interested in hosting an in-house donation drive among staff or hosting a drop-off box can contact Tianni Ivey in Saines’s office at Tianni.Ivey@loudoun.gov or by phone at 703-777-0204.