A school supply drive “Fill a Backpack 2017” will begin soon for local families in need. Supplies will be given to “A Precious Child” for distribution. The Northglenn Community Foundation (NCF) is sponsoring a collection effort that will begin July 1 – 31st. Collection poly-carts will be in the front of the Northglenn Recreation Center, Police Department and City Hall for drop off of these much-needed supplies. Items can be donated inside backpacks, individually or in bulk. Distribution of supplies will be made to students before the start of school in August.
Your support will help a child that is poverty-stricken, homeless or facing a huge life challenge and without access to basic essentials be prepared for school. Needed school supplies include: backpacks, large erasers, glue sticks, bottled glue, scissors, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencils, highlighters, rulers, folders , loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, and composition notebooks.
If you’d like to donate based on a child’s school grade level, here are the recommended supplies:
Grades K – 2: 1 new backpack, 1 large eraser, 2 glue sticks, 1 bottle of glue, 1 scissors, 1 box of crayons—24, 36, or 48, 1 box of markers, 12—#2 pencils, 1 highlighter, 1 ruler, 1 box of colored pencils, 4 folders, 2 spiral notebooks (wide-rule, one subject), 1 package loose-leaf notebook paper (wide-rule)
Grades 3 – 5: Same items as Grade K-2, plus add: 1 red pen, 3 blue or black pens
Middle School: 1 new backpack, 1 large eraser, 1 box of markers, 12—#2 pencils, 1 highlighter, 1 ruler, 1 box of colored pencils, 4 folders, 2 spiral notebooks (wide-rule, one subject) 1 package loose-leaf notebook paper (wide-rule), 1 red pen, 5 blue or black pens, 1 composition book
High School: 1 new backpack, 1 large eraser, 12—#2 pencils, 1 highlighter, 1 ruler, 4 folders, 2 spiral notebooks (college-rule), 1 package loose-leaf notebook paper (college-rule), 1 red pen, 5 blue or black pens, 1 composition book, 1 package of index cards
For large volume donations please call Sherri Hale at (303) 564.0881.
The NCF is a 501 c (3) non- profit foundation that works to enhance the lives of the residents of Northglenn. The foundation assists with a variety of programs within Northglenn. Projects include providing funding for utility assistance for residents in need, park and recreation improvements, the Memorial Bench and Tree commemorative program, and special events such as the Food Truck Carnival, July 4th Firecrackers & Flapjacks 4 mile Run/Walk, PirateFest and Noel Northglenn. All the members of the foundation are volunteers to ensure a maximum benefit from fund raising efforts. For additional information, go to www.northglenncf.org.