NBC Connecticut School Supply Drive

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
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