The annual school supply drive, which kicks off today and runs until August 17th, aids students whose families cannot afford to shoulder the cost of school supplies alone. "This project is just another example of the community coming together when it comes to the youth. We're going to get students who need it the most as much help as they can, so they can start the school year on the same playing field of all other kids" said H.O.P.E. President Enrique Rodriguez Sr.
Suggested items include backpacks, pencils, crayons, pencil boxes, markers, blunt tip, scissors (blunt tips), wide ruled paper, composition books, folders, glue sticks, and rulers. Items can be scheduled for a pickup by calling (305) 523-9553. Out of state donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 4429 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33023.
Tax deductible monetary contributions to the Team of H.O.P.E. will go to the purchase of supplies.
We will also be having our final collection on Wednesday August 17th, 2016, with the S/E Groupe's Fantasy Wednesdays at Club Dream (1532 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach). Each guest who brings school supplies with be granted free entry.
For more information about the initiative, contact Angie Pierre by phone at (305) 918-2393 or email Angie.Pierre@theteamofhope.org.