Sunday, July 28, 2013

School Supplies Needed!

As you begin your back-to-school shopping, I wanted to make you aware of an opportunity to get involved with the community center. I'm sure that within the next few weeks, you will stroll the aisles with your children looking for needed supplies. Stores are already running great sales on basic supplies--last week I picked up packs of erasers for 10 cents, and this week there are some great penny and dollar deals!

The community center in Liberia is in need of some supplies too! Listed below are some basic supplies that we will need in Liberia; many of these supplies cannot be found there, or are very expensive. Most of these supplies will be used on a daily basis, so we will always need these supplies on hand.

I have made lists in order of priority--high, medium and low. All of these supplies are needed, but if you're already picking up supplies on the 'high' list (or see the big back-to-school display at the front of the store), consider throwing a few extra into your cart for Liberia!

High Priority
- washable markers
- pencils
- erasers (pencil top & "the big pink block" kind)
- glue sticks
- colored pencils
- crayons
- handwriting paper (paper w/ red & blue lines)
- pencil sharpeners

Medium Priority
- scissors (child and adult sizes)
- Elmer's glue
- rulers
- ink pens
- watercolor paint sets
- craft paint
- paint brushes
- educational flash cards
- craft supplies (glitter glue, stickers, etc.)

Low Priority
- construction paper
- index cards
- loose leaf paper
- pocket folders

**We do not need any notebooks**

Also, you can always donate cash or gift cards (Target or Walmart are best) and I can pick up anything that's needed (I'm a bargain shopper, so every year I wait until school supplies are markdown and become a crazy lady and stock up at Target!)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. 

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