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Chandler groups collecting backpacks filled with school supplies

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Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:15 pm

Operation Back to School Chandler, family-centered youth service ICAN and the Fulton Homes’ ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign will collect donations, backpacks and school supplies for disadvantaged children.

More than 3,000 backpacks were donated to elementary, middle school and high school students last year, and Operation Back to School seeks to collect 5,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies and basic school necessities this year.

Donations can be made outside of the Chandler Fashion Center June 6 through July 14. Volunteers will be located next to a school bus. Monetary donations can be made through PayPal by visiting www.chandlerfoodbank.org and clicking on the donation link. Donators should indicate the donation is for the “Back to School Drive.”

Supplies can be donated through July 1 in Chandler at:

• Chandler Environmental Education Center, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road

• Chandler Snedigar Recreation Center, 4500 S. Basha Road

• Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley-Compadre Branch, 300 E. Chandler Boulevard

• Matthew’s Crossing, 1368 N. Arizona Ave #112

• Chandler Y, 1655 W. Frye Road

For more information please see, http://www.forourcity.org/Back_to_School_Drive.html.

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