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2017-07-27

Good Afternoon,

I hope you and your family are enjoying the many opportunities that summer provides.

With Baltimore County Public Schools opening on September 5th, the "school supply drive" is in full swing. Below is a press release that outlines locations where donations will be accepted.

Thank you for considering a donation to this very worth cause.

Best wishes,

Steve

BCPS school supply drive enters overdrive

Where can you give? Everywhere!

TOWSON, MD — Soon it might be hard to walk into a business or public space in Baltimore County without seeing a collection bin for school supplies for Baltimore County Public Schools students.

And if giving makes you hungry, you might want to consider dropping off your donations at one of six Chick-fil-A restaurants. BCPS supporters who take newly purchased school supplies to the following restaurants (along with a store receipt showing that they spent at least $10 on the supplies) will receive a gift card redeemable for a sandwich. (Limit one per person.)

The participating Chik-fil-A locations are:

Eastpoint – 7907 Eastern Ave., 21224 - Hunt Valley Towne Centre – 6 Hyland Ave., 21030 - Parkville – 2008 E Joppa Rd., 21234 - Middle River – 1202 Martin Blvd. (Martin Plaza Shopping Center), 21220 - Perry Hall – 8867 Belair Rd., 21236 - Towson Town Center – 825 Dulaney Valley Rd.,  #3285, 21204

To date, the following businesses/organizations have agreed to accept public donations of school supplies:        

          Anytime Fitness, Perry Hall, 5002 Honeygo Center Dr. and Timonium, 55 W. Aylesbury Rd., Ste.A

Baltimore County Public Library, all branches 

Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Pikesville,1819 Reisterstown Rd. 

Boscov’s, White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd.           

Carney Chiropractic Center,  9403 Harford Rd., 21234 

Chesapeake Bank of Maryland, 2001 E. Joppa Rd., 21234 

The Columbia Bank, Fairgrounds Plaza branch: 67 W. Aylesbury Rd., 21093, Corporate office: 2219 York Road, Suite #400, 21093        

Destinations Credit Union, 8767 Satyr Hill Rd., 21234 

First Financial Federal Credit Union, all branches in Baltimore County, Catonsville Branch, Westpark Shopping Center, 6400 Baltimore National Pike, 21228 - Fullerton Branch, Putty Hill Plaza, 7966 Belair Rd., 21236 - Golden Ring Branch, 8665 Pulaski Highway, 21237 - Lutherville Branch, Heaver Plaza, 1301 York Rd., 21093 - Owings Mills Branch, St. Thomas Shopping Center, 9906 Reisterstown Rd., 21117 - Lutherville Administrative Center, 1215 York Rd., 21093 

First National Bank, 11 branches in Baltimore County, Carney, 9613 Harford Rd., Ste. A, 21234 - Catonsville, 6335 Baltimore National Pike, 21228 - Dundalk, 7546 Holabird Ave., 21222 - Essex, 515 Eastern Blvd., 21221- Honeygo, 5000 Honeygo Center Dr., 21128 - Lutherville, 1505 York Rd., 21093 -  Owings Mills, 9231 Lakeside Blvd., 21117 - Perry Hall, 4208 Ebenezer Rd., Ste. A, 21236 - Sparks, 109 Sparks Valley Rd., 21152 - Timonium, 2165 York Rd., 21093 - Towson, 1 W Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 110 21204 - White Marsh, 5340 Campbell Blvd. 21236 

Hiss United Methodist Church, 8700 Harford Rd., 21234 

Office Depot, all locations in Baltimore County 

The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team, 7602 Harford Rd., 21234 

 Santoni’s,  4854 Butler Rd., 21071 

SASS Salon, 6715 York Rd., 21212 

White Marsh Health & Wellness, 8007 Corporate Dr., Suite E, 21236 

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, 5419 Ebenezer Rd.,  21162

All new school supplies are welcome and will be well used. The most needed school supplies are: folders, composition books / notebooks, pencils, crayons, highlighters / markers, glue sticks, scissors, backpacks, binders, pens, Post-it Notes, and primary journals (composition books that include space for drawing). The school supply drive will run through Sunday, Aug. 13.

Boscov’s of White Marsh Mall, a longtime partner of BCPS, began its school supply drive early – at the beginning of July – and will continue it through Saturday, Aug. 26. In addition to collecting school supplies, the store is accepting donations of new socks and underwear for students who are experiencing homelessness.

In addition, three festive community drop-off events will be held to accept public donations of school supplies. These will be held:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 2 – 6 p.m. Pikesville Farmers Market, Pomona Square Shopping Center, 1700 Reisterstown Rd., 21208, Hosted by the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce
  •  Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. First Financial Federal branch, 1301 York Rd., Lutherville 21093 
  • A date will soon be announced for a community drop-off event at the Towson Farmer’s Market. Hosted by the Towson Chamber of Commerce