Donate to help Tools for School

FCSS in Ponoka is working hard to provide children with all the tools they’ll need to go back to school.

FCSS in Ponoka is working hard to provide children with all the tools they’ll need to go back to school.

Tools for School donation jars are in many businesses in the community as are collection boxes for school supplies. “We try to put boxes for supplies in businesses that actually sell school supplies,” said FCSS program co-ordinator Kimberly Saunders.

Saunders hopes with that convenience people will be more likely to buy and donate supplies while they’re shopping for their own children.

The program has collected supply lists for the different schools and teachers so they’ll know what’s needed. “It’s everything from backpacks, to binders, to water bottles,” said Saunders.

Last year FCSS had 39 supply requests. It’s too early to tell how many requests will be sent this year and if it’ll be high like last year

“It was certainly up from the previous year so it’ll be interesting to see if that’s consistent,” said Saunders.

The program runs until the end of September, said Saunders, that way the children will be back in school and if there’s any supplies they’re missing they’ll still be able to get it.

FCSS also provides extra supplies for the second semester, if it’s needed.

“Usually we’ve been able to supply all our requests through the donations,” said Saunders. “We’ll just get backpacks stuffed full of school supplies. People just want to go out and give something. Students really appreciate that.”

“We’re just really grateful for the generosity of the community,” said Saunders.

The Tools for School program makes sure the supplies go to benefit Ponoka students. The FCSS also buys their school supplies locally to benefit the businesses as well.

Donation jars are set up in Dairy Queen, Boston Pizza, Shoppers Drug Mart, the Neighborhood Place, Bruce’s True Value, the Raspberry Patch, Tangles Hair Design, Subway, Rexall, Extra Foods, Coffee-Hut, Juice Junkeez, and Central Office Supplies.

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