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August 8, 2017
For many families, the start of school is a real struggle. Let’s face it – children cost a lot of money! And this time of year, everyone feels it. Without a doubt, parents are given a list of school supplies to buy for their children for the upcoming semester – sometimes multiple lists. This added expense can be a real burden! If you find yourself in need of cheap or free school supplies, or have supplies you’d like to donate, look no further. In this post, we’ll cover a number of great resources in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park to get free school supplies, as well as places where school supplies can be donated.
OtterCares Pack2School Event - Fort Collins
On August 11, from 9am - 6pm, the OtterCares Foundation is hosting their annual Pack2School event at the Aztlan Center in Fort Collins.
More information on the event and qualifiying information can be found here.
Get a backpack through your school - Fort Collins, Loveland
Poudre School District:
There are a couple of things you can do to receive a backpack through PSD. Either call your school directly, and arrange to receive a backpack at your child's Back to School Night, or visit the Partnership Center at 1630 Stover Street near the intersection of Stover and Prospect on August 8th or 9th between 8am-12pm and 1pm - 3:30 pm.
Thompson School District:
Get a backpack through your Thompson School District school here. Contact the school where your child will be attending to receive a backpack.
Clothing - Loveland
Underwear and Socks are available to any child in the community through the House of Neighborly service Back to School Bash.
Cheap places to buy school supplies
School is Cool drive through Colorado State University
Donate to Realities for Children
Realities for Children provide new backpacks and school supplies to abused, neglected, and at-risk children in our community. School supply donations can be dropped off at a variety of locations. Unfortunately their drive is closed for this year, but contact them at (970)484-9090 or visit their website.
The OtterCares Foundation's Pack2School Event
Every year, OtterCares hosts the Pack2School event at the Aztlan Center in North Fort Collins. Join them this year and sign up to volunteer!
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