Backpack collection taking place through August 11

The McCandless Township Democratic Committee is sponsoring a backpack and school supply drive for Crisis Center North.

In addition to backpacks (for elementary students, middle school students and high school students), some other suggested items include: Highlighters, large glue sticks, dry erase markers, pre-sharpened pencils, 24 count boxes of crayons, colored pencils and markers, big pink erasers, student size scissors, earbuds, TI-30X and TI-30xII calculators, all sizes of binders, including D-ring binders, wide-ruled loose-leaf paper, plastic pocket folders with three holes, blue, red, and black pens, composition notebooks, 3 x 5 index cards, rulers with both inches and centimeters, stylus for iPads, tab dividers with pockets, and spiral notebooks.

Supplies and backpacks can be dropped off in the bin at McCandless Town Hall (9955 Grubbs Road) through Wednesday, August 11. Town Hall is open M-F, 9-5.