School sup­ply drives sched­uled

The Covington News - - BACK TO SCHOOL - DANIELLE EVER­SON de­v­er­son@cov­news.com

Sev­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions plan to host school sup­ply drives for the com­mu­nity, just in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year. In Cov­ing­ton

One will be held Sun­day, July 28, from 3-5 p.m. at the New­ton County Recre­ation Cen­ter Turner Lake Com­plex. Com­mu­nity part­ners for the event in­clude the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Wash­ing­ton Street Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror­ity and the Sal­va­tion Army.

School sup­plies and/or mone­tary do­na­tions should be sent to the Deputies Who Care Fund by mail at: 15151 Al­covy/Jersey Road.

Do­na­tions can also be dropped off at The New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

For more in­for­ma­tion about do­nat­ing to the drive, con­tact Cpl. Wade Free­man at 678-625-1445. In Por­terdale

An­other school sup­ply drive will be held Tues­day, July 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in down­town Por­terdale at Main Event, 2001 Main St. Por­terdale’s Com­muni- ty As­sis­tance Re­lief Ef­fort (C.A.R.E.) is giv­ing away free school sup­plies to chil­dren who live in Por­terdale and New­ton County.

C.A.R.E. Chair­man and Por­terdale City Coun­cil mem­ber Linda Fin­ger said this is the fourth year of the an­nual drive, which last year pro­vided school sup­plies for 150 chil­dren.

“Our in­ten­tion is to just make sure the chil­dren have ev­ery­thing they need to start school,” Fin­ger said.

C.A.R.E. is fund­ing the school sup­ply drive, but the or­ga­ni­za­tion is seek­ing mone­tary do­na­tions to buy school sup­plies, Fin­ger said. Do­na­tions of school sup­plies also are wel­come, she said.

“We pri­mar­ily ask for money so that way ev­ery­body gets the ex­act same things,” she said.

Do­na­tions can be dropped off at the Por­terdale city hall build­ing.

Fin­ger said any­one who wants to vol­un­teer for the event, or who needs more in­for­ma­tion, can con­tact her at 678-859-2496. In Rock­dale

Satur­day, July 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Day of Con­nec­tions will be pre­sented by the Rock­dale Coali­tion for Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies, at Rock­dale Ca­reer Acad­emy, 1064 Culpep­per Drive, Co- nyers.

School sup­plies dis­tri­bu­tion, health screen­ings, and re­sources for fam­i­lies in need will be of­fered. For more in­for­ma­tion, 770-7619244, michael.hutche­ston@rock­dale­coal­tion.org, www.rock­dale­coali­tion.org.

Satur­day, July 27, 9 a.m.3 p.m., Spring­field Bap­tist Church, 1877 Iris Drive, Cony­ers, will present a Health Fair and School Sup­ply Dis­tri­bu­tion.

Spring­field Bap­tist and the AKA Soror­ity Chi Tau Omega chap­ter will hold a Well­ness Expo and school sup­ply give­away for lo­cal fam­i­lies.

For more de­tails, visit www.sb­clive.org or www. chi­tauomega.com.

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