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