BALTIMORE COUNTY — Baltimore County Public Schools’ annual “Back to School Involves You, Too!” school supply drive is in progress, and all of Baltimore County Public Library’s 19 branches are accepting donations. The donations will help to ensure a successful start to the school year for Baltimore County’s 112,000+ students on Tuesday, September 3.

While the drive, which is held in association with The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., appeals for school supplies of all kinds, the most needed items are three-ring binders, markers, pencils, notebooks, crayons, colored pencils, erasers, scissors, sticky notes, folders, notebook paper, dividers, pens, rulers, glue/glue sticks, pencil cases, book bags, and reward stickers. Donations can be placed in the large cardboard boxes that are conspicuously displayed in each library.

Items can be dropped off at library branches through Friday, August 23. Once the drive ends, donations will be taken to the Foundation’s Exchangeree, a new teacher exchange center for teachers throughout the district to obtain much-needed schools supplies for their students.

“The last thing children should worry about on the first day of school is a lack of supplies,” said Baltimore County Public Library director Paula Miller “and we’re happy to be able to help kids in need get started on a successful year.”

“The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools extends a grateful ‘thank you’ to the community and business partners for their continuous and growing support of the BCPS school supply drive, “Back to School Involves You, Too” Campaign,” said Deborah S. Phelps, executive director, The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. “The initiative is a reminder that all those who give – from retirees to elected officials to our community partners – have a stake in ensuring a successful start to the new school year.”

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