nother hugely successful "Fill the Canoe" school supply drive sponsored by Red Canoe Credit Union. We had over 28 participating organizations, businesses, and individuals this year. Without their involvement we would not have near as many supplies donated. After Saturday's giant volunteer sort and distribution we have received the final count...
The final poundage for the 2016 Fill the Canoe School Supply Drive is 2,957
pounds!!!! Over $33,000 worth of supplies totaling 20,657 school supplies donated by the community. To put that number into perspective, that is:
-6,474 individual #2 pencils
-2,654 spiral notebooks
While our annual school supply drive has ended, the need for these supplies never ends. We are always collecting all year-round. At the beginning of the school year we try to distribute to the students in the most need, but there are still many we are unaware of until further into the year. As the school year moves on many supplies get used up, lost, or become unusable, therefore, needing to be replenished. If you want to donate or are not sure what to donate, do not hesitate to contact us.Sometimes the only barrier to helping a child succeed in school is a single pencil.