Leicester – Jeff Weller, an Edward Jones financial advisor in the Leicester community, is supporting a school supplies donation campaign by using his office as a drop-off location for the school supplies drive.
Local residents and businesses may help by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours from Thursday, August 1st to Thursday, August 15th. The branch address is 929 New Leicester Highway, Suite 9, Asheville NC 28806. Proceeds from the drive will benefit Leicester Elementary School.
“As our world becomes more global, competition within our younger generations continues to rise, emphasizing the importance of a quality education,” said Weller. “We’re proud to support the academic development of young minds in this community through this summer’s school supply donation program.
“We’re asking community residents to donate school supplies or volunteer their time,” Weller said. “These donations can add value as one more student will be provided with the appropriate tools to begin or continue his or her learning and development.”
The items needed for the school supply drive include: pencils, erasers, glue sticks, crayons, washable markers, colored pencils, hand sanitizer, tissues, wipes, Ziploc bags (sandwich, quart or gallon sizes), scissors, sticky notes, two-pocket plastic folders, wide-ruled marble composition notebooks, wide-ruled paper, pens, highlighters, pencil boxes or pouches and backpacks.
Please note that monetary donations cannot be accepted.
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