DoinGood: Back to School

29Jul10

Remember this Staples commercial from back in the day?

I can’t believe next week, I’ll need to start factoring in bus traffic into my commute time, with school back in session for a lot of the Atlanta metro starting the week after [In my best old person voice] Back in my day, we didn’t go back to school until after Labor Day! But I was one of those kids who always looked forward to the end of summer, especially the chance to start fresh with new classes, potential new friends, new activities, but especially new school supplies. Even now as an adult, I still find there’s something special about the power of possibility I feel when I open a brand new notebook. You can DoGood for kids in need here in Atlanta by empowering them to achieve with the tools they’ll need for school. By the way, sharing this donation experience with your kids is a great way to introduce them to the concept of DoinGood for others as well.

Here’s a sampling of some Atlanta school supply drives that are going on right now. If you know of others, feel free to comment to help get the word out!

Org: Latin American Association
Drop off: the LAA office, 2750 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324
Needs: notebooks, paper and index cards, book bags, crayons, hand sanitizer, rulers and Elmer’s Glue
Deadline: 8/1

Org: United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta (School Tools for Cool Kids)
Drop Off: Publix locations around metro Atlanta
Needs: You can purchase a bag full of school supplies (the ones I saw were less than $10) at the store or drop off donations of notebook paper, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, folders, spiral notebooks, rulers, etc.
Deadline: Sunday (August 2nd)

Org: Clayton County Chick-Fil-A and Truett’s Grill locations
Drop off: • Truett’s Grill of Morrow, 2042 Mt. Zion Road, in Morrow.
• The Forest Park Chick-fil-A Dwarf House, 4959 Jonesboro Road, in Forest Park.
• The Jonesboro Chick-fil-A Dwarf House, 7348 Tara Blvd., in Jonesboro.
• The Riverdale Chick-fil-A Dwarf House, 6549 Ga. Hwy. 85, in Riverdale.
• The Stockbridge Chick-fil-A Dwarf House, 3649 Ga. Hwy. 138, in Stockbridge.
• The Chick-fil-A at Lovejoy Station, 11161 Tara Blvd., in Lovejoy.
• The Chick-fil-A at Southlake Mall, 1133 Southlake Mall, in Morrow.
Needs: wide-ruled paper, 8.5-by-11-inch spiral-bound notebooks, No. 2 pencils, and 16-count crayon packs, reams of copy paper for teachers
Deadline: August 6th

Org: Children’s Restoration Network
Drop Off: Kroger locations around metro Atlanta
Needs: NEW BOOK BAGS, wide and college ruled notebook paper, spiral notebooks, 3 ring binders, pens, calculators, markers, scissors, rulers, crayons, file folders, glue, dictionaries. Also need volunteers for sorting the supplies on August 6th and 7th from 10-4:30. Contact CRN for more info on how you can help: 770 649-7117
Deadline: August 7th

Org: Club Blue (Young Professionals group that holds events to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro ATL)
Drop Off: This link has location details
Needs: Packages of #2 Pencils, Crayons, Pens, Highlighters, Backpacks, Pocket folders/Trapperkeepers, Pencil boxes, Markers, Rulers, Children’s Scissors, Glue Sticks, Small Tissue Packs, Packs of Copy Paper, Three Hole Punched Paper, Small Dictionary, Lunchboxes/Lunch Bags, Calculator, Jump Drives, Backpacks
Deadline: August 17th

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