Back to school is right around the corner and The River knows there is a need in our community. At The River, we provide more than just food. We aim to provide the tools needed for children to succeed academically and socially. That’s why we need your help.
Our 2018 School Supplies Drive starts now!
This year we are partnering with Hertz Rent- a- Car in the Dane County Regional Airport to make this our best school supplies drive yet! On Thursday, August 2nd from 11am-3pm, Hertz will be accepting donations of school supplies for local children. Stop by for an afternoon of free food, familiar faces, and networking opportunities.
The River will be accepting in-person donations of school supplies leading up to this drive and after. All donations can be dropped off at The River during regular donation hours Monday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. through the end of August.
The River will be distributing these items the week of August 20th, 2018.
Here’s a list of suggested items that the children need:
Spiral Notebook, single subject
Packs of loose leaf paper
3-ring binders 1” & 2”
3-ring binders ½” 1-2
Simple Calculator or TX30XIIS
#2 pencils 36
Blue or Black Pens – no gel pens!
White school glue
Ruler 12” w/ metrics
Index cards 5×7
Tissues 2 large boxes
Backpack – sturdy
Black / Blue / Red Sharpie
Elementary grades only
All items listed above plus:
Elmer’s white washable glue
Smock (not plastic) or old shirt for painting
Qt., gallon or snack size slide loc storage bags
Plastic rest mat for kindergarteners
Dry erase markers
Letter size clipboard
Post-It sticky notes (3×3)
Plastic school box 5×8
Optional or only some grades
Artist’s sketch pad
Pocket dictionary & thesaurus
1 pack Vis-à-vis washable overhead markers
Fresh wipes / Clorox clean-ups
Fine tip red sharpie