Helping Neighbors: Community Call To Action – School Supplies Drive
F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP is asking the community for help in making school a better place for students and teachers by the simple act of providing school supplies.
Starting school with the proper school supplies promotes learning and helps keep our students engaged in school. “For families, especially those with more than one child, the back to school shopping expenses multiply,” states Kathy Monroe, FISH Program Director. “We have learned that many parents struggle to pay for their school supplies along with the additional cash donations requested at the school for reams of paper, craft supplies, planners and such. It can become a real financial burden.”
Beginning now through Friday, July 27, supplies may be dropped off at Bailey’s General Store, bin near registers; The Sanibel Recreation Center — bin in lobby; or the FISH Walk-In Center. Cash donations will also be accepted at the FISH Walk-In Center, where you can choose to designate your donation toward back to school supplies.
Supplies needed include the following. For a complete list of school supplies by grade, please visit http://sbl.leeschools.net/supply-lists:
#2 Medium Soft Pencils (Ticonderoga) and Pencil Pouches
24 Pack Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils
24 Pack Classic Color Crayola Crayons
8 or 10 Pack Crayola Broad Point Markers in Classic Colors
Student Scissors—left and right handed
Elmer’s Giant Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks
4 oz. Washable Elmer’s Glue Bottles
Notebook Filler Paper (Wide Ruled) & 1.5 inch White 3 Ring Binder
Composition Books, Spiral Notebooks and 3”x5” Index Cards
Head Phones or Ear Buds (in plastic Zip Lock with child’s name)
Packages of Pens- Red, Black, Blue
“Our hope is that every child has exactly what they need to begin the school year,” says Maggi Feiner, FISH President & CEO. “We want our future leaders to have the necessary tools to excel, and it starts with the supplies; it really matters. And, you’ll be putting a smile on the face of a child as they arrive on the first day of school. Thank you in advance for your support.” For additional information on how to help students with back to school supplies, please contact Kathy Y. Monroe at (239) 472-4775.