No. 2 pencils, glue sticks and backpacks are among the school supplies being sought for needy students in Ferndale schools.
Officials for the Ferndale School District, which is once again sponsoring the school supply drive, said donations have been slow coming in this year.
Last year, more than 500 students in grades K through 12 received school supplies, thanks to the drive.
Supplies will be distributed Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Vista Middle School to qualifying students.
School supplies may be dropped off in Ferndale at:
- Ferndale School District Office, 6041 Vista Drive.
- Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. at First.
- Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Road.
- Ferndale Community Resource Center, 5694 Second Ave.
Other needed supplies include colored pencils, wide and thin markers, pencil boxes, loose-leaf paper, spiral notebooks, pencil sharpeners, ballpoint pens, yellow highlighters and dry-erase markers.
Donations of money also will be accepted. Send them to Ferndale Family Community Fund, c/o Alicia Roberts, FCC Special Events Coordinator, P.O. Box 698, Ferndale, Wash., 98248.
For more information, go online to www.ferndale.wednet.edu. Or contact Alicia Roberts at email@example.com or 360-410-7285