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You Can Help Get School Supplies To Local Kids

Drop-offs set for Saturday and for Aug. 20

No child should go to school unprepared.

That's the philosophy shared by the Morris County Women's Advisory Commitee to the Freeholders and several Girl Scout troops. Together, they'll collect back-to-school supplies in Morris Plains this month. Children of families served by the will benefit from the donations

Any new school supplies are welcome, but the children are most in need of pens, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, markers, construction paper and three-ring notebook paper, according to Edith Frank, chairwoman of the advisory committee.

Girl Scout troops will collect donations in front of the on Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains Sunday from noon to 4. They'll also be at the flea market by run by the Twins ‘N Triplet Mothers of Morris County at Aug. 20 (also a Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

"This is an opportunity to help kids who might otherwise have no way of getting the necessary supplies for the new school year, especially in the current economy when families are struggling to meet their basic needs," Frank said in a statement from the freeholders.  “For this reason, we are especially appreciative of the committee and the Girl Scouts in carrying out this important project.”

Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged directly as well. For more information, call the drive’s co-chair, Pam Bennett-Santoro, at 973-539-9255 or e-mail jpmp010@aol.com.

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