school lockers

School hallway (photo by Danny Fulgencio)

In Richardson ISD, school starts Aug. 22. That means most parents are checking out pertinent supply lists and gearing up for some quality time at Dollar Tree or Wal Mart or Target for the lucky ones. But for some families, school supplies are yet another source of fiscal stress.

In order to “reduce the number of students who return to school in the fall without school supplies,” the Partners Program of the RISD says they have organized a back-to-school supply drive.

Donations of goods or cash/checks can be dropped off at the district administration building at 400 S. Greenville between 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. weekdays through Friday, Aug. 12.
Following are some of the most-needed items: Facial tissues, manila paper, construction paper, notebook paper, wide-ruled notebook paper, spiral notebooks (one-subject and three-subject), folders with pockets and brads; No. 2 pencils, erasers, markers, crayons, pens (black, blue and red), colored pencils, glue sticks/Elmer’s Glue, scissors, rulers, binders (two and three inch) and
composition books.
For further information, contact RISD’s community relations manager Mary Worthington at 469-593-0307 or mary.worthington@risd.org for more information.