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Help Stafford students get ready for school

school_suppliesAnd tomorrow you’ll get the chance to help Stafford students in need get school supplies.

Stafford Schools, IAFF Local 4012, Stafford County Fire and Rescue, Walmart and Apple Federal Credit Union are going to “Collect for Kids” Aug. 2 at the Village Parkway Walmart in Stafford from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here’s a list of needed items:

  • Backpacks
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • 3-Hole Pencil Pouches
  • 3-Ring Binders
  • Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Book Covers
  • Calculators
  • Colored Pencils
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Crayons
  • D’Nealian Tablets
  • Drafting Kits
  • Dry Erase Markers/Erasers
  • Glue
  • Glue Sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index Cards
  • Loose Leaf, 3-Hole Paper
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pens – black, blue and red
  • Plastic Storage Bags
  • Pocketed Folders
  • Post-it Notes
  • Rulers (12-inch)
  • Safety Scissors
  • Single Subject Spiral Notebooks
  • Tabbed Dividers
  • Tissues
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Washable, Classic Color Markers