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Avondale Seeks Donations, Registrations for Backpacks & More Program

Post Date:05/06/2019

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Avondale Seeks Donations, Registrations for Backpacks & More Program

 Avondale’s Neighborhood & Family Services Department is collecting backpacks and school supply donations before the next academic year.  Each year, Avondale distributes hundreds of backpacks with supplies to students in grades Pre-K-8 who are in need, and who live in the communities of Avondale, Tolleson, Litchfield Park and Goodyear. To help students start the year right, Avondale is reaching out to the community for assistance with school supply donations.

 Donations can be dropped off at the Care1st Avondale Resource Center (328 W Western Ave Avondale, AZ 85323), through July 12.  Monetary donations can be made out to Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank, and can be sent to PO Box 845, Avondale, AZ 85323.  A $40 donation will provide one child with two brand new school uniforms and a backpack with school supplies.

 Suggested Supply List:

• Crayons – box of 24

• Colored Pencils – box of 12

• Pencils – box of #2

• Erasers – red rubber

• Markers – box of 12

• Ruler – 12 inch preferred

• Glue Sticks – 4 oz. preferred

• Children’s scissors

• Composition Notebooks

• Loose Leaf Paper

• Spiral Notebooks

• Pocket Folders

• Ballpoint Pens – packaged

• Backpacks

 If you know of a child or family that might need a backpack, the sign up dates and locations are is detailed below.  All registered students (Preschool – 8th grade) will receive 2 new school uniforms and a backpack with supplies.   Pre-registration is required, and students most reside in Avondale, Tolleson, Litchfield Park or Goodyear. 

 Backpacks & More Program registration dates and locations:

•Wednesday’s May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 9a.m.-12p.m. at the Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank (405 East Harrison Drive Avondale, AZ 85323)

•Monday through Friday, May 20th – 24th from 1p.m.-5p.m. at the Salvation Army (11 North 3rd Avenue Avondale, AZ 85323)

•Wednesday’s May 15th and 29th from 5p.m.-7p.m. at the Care1st Avondale Resource Center (328 W Western Avenue Avondale, AZ 85323)

 Parents/Guardians will need to provide:  Photo I.D., proof of current address, proof of income, and birth certificates/proof of guardianship for your children.

 The Backpacks & More Project is offered in collaboration with City of Avondale, Agua Fria Food Bank, Salvation Army, and Community Impact.  For questions or more information email or call 623-536-2106.





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