Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The Morris County Women’s Advisory Committee to the Freeholders and several Girl Scout troops in the county will be collecting donations of school supplies Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the ACME supermarket on Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains.

Children of families served by the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center and the Lake Drive School for the Hearing Impaired will benefit from the donations this year.

While any type of new school supplies will be welcome, the youngsters are most in need of pens, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, markers, construction paper, notebooks and three-ring notebook paper, said Edith Frank, chairwoman of the Women’s Advisory Committee.

“In today’s economy, many families are struggling just meet their basic needs,”
Frank said. “This is an opportunity to help the children in those families who might otherwise not be able to get the supplies they’ll need for the new school year.”

Girl Scout troops from Rockaway, Succasunna, Morristown/Morris Plains and Parsippany are among those assisting in the school supplies collection effort.

More information may be obtained by calling the drive’s co-chair, Pam Bennett-Santoro, at (973)-539-9255 or by e-mailing [email protected] .

The Morris County Women’s Advisory Committee serves as an advisory panel to the Board of Chosen Freeholders to address present and potential needs of women and families and to develop a greater public awareness of women’s issues.