Mon. 6 July '15

Backpack & School Supply Drive to Benefit Foster Children

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According to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF), “More than 30 children will enter foster care in Arizona daily.” The AFFCF organization helps promote self-esteem and enrich the lives of more than 17,000 children in Arizona foster care. They help fund activities, education and programs for foster kids since 1983. This year to help benefit foster children in Arizona get ready for the new school year, AFFCF will be holding a Backpack & School Supply Drive on Saturday, July 11.

The drive is geared towards helping foster children obtain the school supplies and backpacks that they need to start the school year off right. Last year 700 backpacks were raised through AFFCF’s drive effort. This year there is a goal to raise 1,500 new backpacks filled with school supplies for the 2015-2016 school year.

Suggested new school supply donations include items such as pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, crayons, notebooks, binders, glue sticks, rulers, dictionaries/thesauruses, white-out, calculators, flash drives and alarm clocks. The drive will be held in the parking lot of Office Max on 44th St. and Thomas on July 11th from 10 am through 2 pm. For more information visit, http://www.affcf.org .

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