Helping kids |

Helping kids


The expensive back-to-school frenzy is picking up tempo and parents are starting to crack open their checkbooks for the annual onslaught of clothes, supplies and those inevitable school fees.Right now, the rush is on to buy school supplies, and those of us who can afford it should consider helping children whose families struggle.Every year, the Summit County Social Services Department asks us to pick up a backpack and take it to a school supplies store to fill with new pencils, 24-count boxes of crayons, wide-ruled notebook paper, glue sticks, index cards, colored pencils and similar supplies.The backpacks can be picked up at Social Services on the second floor of the County Commons building near Frisco. Filled backpacks can be returned there.Other ways to help include cash donations or gift certificates to local stores. Furthermore, supplies can be dropped off at a special box at the Wal-Mart in Frisco.For information on this worthy cause, call Carol Rickauer at (970) 668-2942.

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