Eventhough summer school just started this week at, one local charity is seeking your help to get T/E School District kids ready for September.
T&E Care, which tries to meet needs as they arise and runs an annual school supply drive, is trying to get the word out ahead of the summer vacation season when many people head to the shore or oher parts unkown.
T&E Care has put out a call for help with its annual school supply drive to help families facing difficult times equip their T/E school students for the fall.
Here's the call for volunteer help sent via email Wednesday.
It's only June, but we're in the final stages of preparing for the 2012-2013 T&E Care School Supply Drive. Julia Fisher, Eileen Ryle, Barbara McConnell, Rita Gosnear and Amy Ard are working hard to confirm all the requests, and put together the specific list of needs.
We'll be running the collection drive from JULY 16 through JULY 30. It's a week shorter this year (vacations got in the way for a few of them) so keep that in mind if you want to help. The website already has the basic info and the list of drop-off locations. (Thanks to those agreeing to be drop-off locations!) \
On JULY 16 we'll load up the list of specific donations needed. Please make note of this date on your calendars. There are already over 150 local kids that we KNOW will need help this year with supplies and gift cards - so we'll need all the help we can get!!! NOTE: If you know you'll be gone during those 2 weeks (or even if you are going to be around but don't like to shop) but want to help out - you can offer donations or gift cards now as per the directions on the website. The sooner we get the gift card donations - the more helpful that is in our planning. http://www.tecare.org/tecareevents/schoolsupplydrive2012.html
All questions can go to firstname.lastname@example.org.