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Donating supplies would help a kid start right!

Posted on 08 August 2017 by Calvin


As the start of another school year approaches, we’re thinking about how we can support a year of awesome adventures in learning and connections by making sure Hamline Elementary kids have the school supplies they need, starting on the first day of school.

So, we’re asking you to join us, friends and neighbors, to collect those basic items that help families and kids feel confident and special as they begin a new school year. Maybe you’re someone who loves school supply shopping or someone who remembers the excitement of a new school year or possibly the worry that you might show up without the things you need—whoever you are, you can lighten a family’s load and give a student a great start to the school year. Small acts of kindness add up to big love.

Here’s how you can invest in these young learners: pick up a backpack or a few basic supplies like pencils, crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, spiral notebooks, folders, erasers, and scissors. Or if you prefer, fill a backpack for a Hamline student with everything they’ll need.

You can find a full list of school supplies, sorted by grade level, on the Hamline Elementary web page (http://www.spps.org/domain/8363 and on the Families dropdown tab click on “Supply Lists”) or the Discover Hamline Elementary Facebook page.

Donations can be dropped off at the Hamline Elementary Family Resource Room any Thursday in August between 10am-1pm or at the Hamline Elementary PTA food booth at the Hamline Midway Summer Market on Aug, 17 in the Hamline Church parking lot.

Arrangements for pick up can be made by contacting the Hamline Elementary PTA at HamlineElementaryPTA@gmail.com.