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NBC Connecticut School Supply Drive



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    It’s that time of year again: back to school!

    But so many local children are in dire need of help filling their backpacks. NBC Connecticut and Comcast are partnering to support the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford and the Urban League with our School Supply Drive.

    Help local students get the supplies they need to succeed by donating on Thursday, August 25, from 4-7 p.m. at the Sears parking lot at 1445 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford.

    Kindergarten through 8th grade students are in the greatest need of backpacks, but here is a list of other supplies that are needed:


    • Backpacks that can reasonably fit a 3 inch, three ring binder and other school materials
    • 3 ring binders with pockets
    • 3 hole, colored subject divider tabs
    • Sturdy zippered pouches to go in three ring binder
    • Pencils
    • Pens
    • Erasers and eraser pencil toppers
    • Loose leaf, college ruled, three hole punched notebook paper
    • Various colored highlighters
    • Six inch rulers with holes to go in three ring binder
    • Portable dictionaries
    • Portable thesaurus
    • Dual language portable dictionaries: Spanish, French, Bosnian, Albanian, Turkish, Russian, Swahili
    • Calculators
    • 1 gallon plastic Zip-Lock, resealable baggies
    • Fancy duct tape
    • Teacher/classroom super sturdy, heavy duty three-hole punchers
    • Black permanent markers
    • Magic markers, various colors
    • Construction paper, various colors, 11 x 17 and 8 1/2 x 11
    • Small, portable staplers and staples
    • Staple removers
    • Compact student scissors