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Nearly 11K School Supplies Donated in Single-Day Push of Supporting Our Schools Drive

Nearly 11,000 school supplies were donated in a one-day push of the Supporting Our Schools drive. 

That's 20 percent more than last year. 

The drive collects school supplies for needy students. On Saturday, reporters and anchors from NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 went to the Raymour & Flanigan stores where donations are collected in a big push to collect supplies. 

Based on in-store estimates, 10,903 supplies were collected, including notebooks, folders, backpacks, crayons, pencils and pens. 

The supplies will benefit students participating in City Year, tri-state Boys and Girls clubs and United Way youth programs. 

NBC 4 New York Family Helps Collect School Supplies

Raymour & Flanigan also presented three checks for $3,500 each to the Boys & Girls Club, City Year and the United Way as part of the campaign. 

The drive continues through Aug. 26. Anyone interested in making a donation can find a map of participating stores here.

Following is a list of items students will need most for the coming year:

  • Backpacks
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Black/Blue Pens
  • Highlighters
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Pocket Folders
  • Box of #2 Pencils
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Box of Crayons (24 Pack)
  • Expo White Board Markers
  • Rulers
  • Kid-Safety Scissors
  • Index Cards
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