BP Oddo and the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation are joining together to collect backpacks and school supplies for approximately 300 needy Staten Island children.
Donations of brand new children’s backpacks, folders, crayons, markers, non-toxic glue sticks, notebooks, #2 pencils, construction paper, and other new school supplies will be accepted. Items can be dropped off in the box in the lobby of Borough Hall (10 Richmond Terrace; entrance on Stuyvesant) from 9am to 5pm every weekday until Friday, August 26th.
“We are asking Staten Islanders to give from their hearts and donate these items to help less fortunate families in our community,” said Borough President Oddo. “For these children, starting off the school year with all the necessary school supplies will set them off on the path towards academic success. I want to thank Teddy Atlas, who always steps up to help Staten Islanders in need, for collaborating with us on this drive, which will help young students across the Island.”
Volunteers from the Atlas Foundation will distribute the items to returning students in need.