“We have many more new families who are unable to purchase school supplies in the New Year,” said Carolyn Thompson, Tri-Coastal executive director. “We are asking the community to donate back packs filled with school supplies or general school supplies.” The need list includes backpacks for junior high and high school students, binders of 1” and 2”, pencils, pencil sharpeners, rulers, notepaper, calculators, pencil boxes, elementary school scissors, glue, and construction paper.
Supplies may be dropped off at Tri-Coastal Community Outreach at10520 Highway 188 in Grand Bay Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. or at Gifts & Thrift Store, 12851 US Highway 90, Grand Bay, AL36541, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. until July 17. Call (251) 865 1711 for directions to Gifts & Thrift Store.
Individuals or companies that have large quantities to donate can contact Carolyn Thompson at (228) 623-0017 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Families in need have continued to increase, due to the current economic climate in our community,” said Thompson. She concludes that their program fills a need to continue to help children with supplies for the first part of the year. It is important to make sure that all children are equally prepared with the necessary supplies at the beginning of school.” Thompson said. Last year, they provided book bags and supplies for over 700 children from Pre-K--grade 12.
Tri-Coastal Community Outreach, Inc., is a community-based organization, providing short-term and long-term outreach assistance to families in Mobile County and the Gulf Coast region. Tax-deductible financial contributions may be made online at http://www.tricoastalcommunity.org.