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Back to School Supply Drive by Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College and the Eagles Aerie

July 29, 2013

The Eagles Aerie and the Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College are trying to help kids this year with their much needed school supplies. Each year a list is given to all children in VA and TN of all the necessary items for the upcoming school year. Teachers tell us that there are many kids in our community who cannot afford to bring any supplies in; sadly when the other kids have the supplies they need to have a successful year, the children without supplies feel bad and it shows in their work. We can all agree that we want well-educated, happy children in our community! If you would be so kind to help us in our Back to School Supply Drive, we would greatly appreciate it. Supplies may be dropped off at the Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College (100 Piedmont Ave., Bristol VA) any weekday between 8 am and 4 pm. Other times and days can be arranged. If you have any questions, please contact Chef Richard Erskine at 276-591-5699.

Below is an example of the list that is sent home and some of the supplies needed. If you look at this Sunday's paper, you will see many of the supplies on sale at prices that are to good to pass up! Also, some of the stores will let you buy more than the limited amounts, if you tell them that you are donating them to needy children.

If you would like to donate money instead of items so that we can get items that may be in greater need, you may do that also. The Eagles Aerie is a 501 C 3 organization and you can get a donation receipt for your taxes.

School supplies:
Notebook paper (college and wide rule)
Crayons (boxes of 24)
Pencils
Washable Markers
Erasers (pencil top and bar)
Protractors
Black and white marbled Mead composition books
Plastic pocket folders with prongs
Ziploc baggies (sandwich, quart, or gallon size)
Notebook subject dividers
Paper towels
3 ring binders (all sizes)
Index cards (small size)
Colored Pencils
Fiskars Scissors
Red, Purple, Black, Blue Pens
Kleenex
Dry erase markers (both skinny and fat)
Hand Sanitizer
Highlighters
Lysol/Clorox wipes
5 subject spiral bound notebooks
3 subject spiral bound notebooks