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KidSmart School Supply Drive - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

July 24, 2017 9:00 AM to August 16, 2017 1:00 PM
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Armstrong Teasdale
7700 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1800
Clayton, MO 63105
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Imagine starting your first day of school without a backpack or anything to go in it.  The sad reality is that over 90,000 kids from the St. Louis area cannot afford the very basic school supplies. 

Please join us as we jump start the school season with KidSmart. KidSmart ensures that these economically disadvantaged children and their classrooms in our community have access to the basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers for school children in need. 

KidSmart operates a Free Educational Supply Store in Bridgeton and it is filled with supplies donated by individuals, businesses and groups across the entire St. Louis metro area.  

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

KidSmart needs product donations year round to keep the shelves of the Free Store stocked for kids in need. The supply drive enables KidSmart to keep a consistent inventory school supplies.   

And the timing couldn’t be more perfect!  August 4-6, 2017 is Missouri’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday (TAX FREE WEEKEND).

Please bring your donations to our August 17, 2017 Membership Meeting. If you are unable to bring your donations to the meeting, we will have two drop locationsFor any items you want to donate, please contact:

Downtown Drop: Bridget Briggs at bbriggs@lashlybaer.com
Clayton drop: Charlotte Mabus at CMabus@gallowaylawfirm.com

Their most needed school supplies include: notebooks/loose leaf paper packs, 24-count crayons, 8-count marker, glue sticks, and 12-count colored pencils.  In addition, here is a list of items that are always in high demand:

Colored Paper
Tape
Tape Dispensers
Paper Clips
Binder Clips
Copy Paper

Post-it notes
Letterhead
Envelopes
Staplers
Staples
Note pads

Scissors
Three-hole Punches
Erasers
Rulers
Writing Pads
Yellow Pads

Teachers are extremely creative and can use all kinds of materials you may have never considered donating.

Thank you for your support of this very worthwhile cause!


Bridget Briggs and Charlotte Mabus, Community and Social Affairs Co-Chairs