Wanted: school supplies

The Campbell River Women’s Centre is accepting donations for the 13th annual School Supply Drive

The Campbell River Women’s Centre is accepting donations for the 13th annual School Supply Drive.

The project is organized by centre staff and involves the distribution of basic school supplies to children in need.

Last year over 400 bags of supplies for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 were collected and distributed.

The drive’s success is due to outstanding support from local businesses, individuals and community organizations, in particular the Altrusa Club, as well as corporate sponsors such as Wal-Mart, Campbell River Common and the Coastal Community Credit Union.

This year supplies will be given out at Campbell River Common mall instead of the Women’s Centre.

Anyone wishing to drop off donations should drop them off at the Women’s Centre’s new location in Rose Harbour, at the foot of the Dogwood Hill.

A charitable tax receipt will be made out to all donations in excess of $20.

Donations of cash and new school supplies can be dropped off at the Women’s Centre between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Thursday. For more information, call 250-287-3044.