Supplies 4 Success Collecting Donations Til August 15
The annual school supply drive, Supplies 4 Success (S4S), has kicked off! Many of Lakewood City Schools students find it difficult to buy the supplies necessary to compete academically throughout the school year and Supplies 4 Success helps relieve students and their families of this burden. Over the past seven years, the summer supply drive - organized by a committee of the Lakewood Area Collaborative in conjunction with the Lakewood Foundation - has been able to support over 500 students each year with the supplies needed. Generous cash donations over the years have allowed the organizers to open a calculator library for students who need pricier calculators for advanced high school math classes.
Supplies requested include pocket folders, note paper, scissors, tape, pens/pencils, composition books, rulers, markers, colored pencils, pencil boxes, erasers, and backpacks.
Area businesses and organizations have generously offered to be collection spots over the years. This year's collection spots are:
Addicted Coffee Bar, 13743 Madison
The Back Center, 17801 Detroit
Beck Pool/Foster Pool
Blackbird Baking Company, 1391 Sloane
Breadsmith, 18101 Detroit
Caffeine, 14701 Detroit
Coffee Pot, 12415 Madison
Dunkin Donuts, 17609 Detroit
KB Confections, 13519 Detroit
Lakewood Family YMCA, 16915 Detroit
Lakewood Hardware, 16608 Madison
Nature's Oasis, 15613 Detroit
Pet's General Store, 16821 Madison
The Root Cafe, 15118 Detroit
Swee Designs, 16100 Detroit
Shadow's Sanctuary, 15729 Madison
Lakewood Recreation Dept., 14100 Franklin
Collections will be taken throug August 15 except for the year-round dropoff site at the Lakewood Rec Dept.