Pinal County, AZ–Please join Pinal County Sheriff’s Office July 9th 2011 to help kick off the 2011 School Supply Drive. We will spend the day at Walmart collecting much needed school supplies to distribute to our most valuable resources, our children and teachers of Pinal County.
Summer break is going to be over before we know it and teachers and students are going to be returning to the classroom. Children always look forward to arriving on the first day of school with new notebooks, backpacks, and pencil boxes. Some students won’t have the school supplies they need, and some teachers will be purchasing the needed supplies using their own money.
To help alleviate the burden on families and teachers and help meet this community need, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office started a campaign in 2010 called “Stuff the Bus” (STB).
According to National Retail Federation, the average family with children in kindergarten through 12th grade is expected to spend at least $548 (per family) on school related supplies this year.
You can help the Sheriff’s Office help relieve the burden for both our youth and our teachers!! The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office will kick off the 2011 Stuff the Buss School Supply drive on July 9th and will be collecting school supplies and accepting donations from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 1781 W. Hunt HWY in San Tan Valley.
PCSO is looking for all the traditional back to school items including; pencils, wide-ruled notebook paper, spiral binders, crayons, markers, pens, glue, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, copy paper, red pens, highlighters, plastic zip bags, staples, elastics, paperclips, stickers, construction paper and other arts & craft supplies.
Starting the 11th of July, you can drop supplies you want to donate off at any of the PCSO Substations or any of the Pinal County Department’s participating in this years challenge.Show support for your favorite county department and drop your donation off in their collection boxes! Let’s see if anyone can de-throne last year’s winner, the Pinal County Treasurer’s Office.
County Departments wishing to participate in our collection challenge please contact Ofc. Boisvertto arrange for the delivery of a collection box. Bragging Rights and an appreciation plaque will be awarded to the County Department collecting the most supplies