Donations sought for Port Angeles back-to-school event

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Donations and school supplies are now being collected for distribution at the 2013 Back to School Event, set for Aug. 24.

School supplies, haircuts, community services resources and Port Angeles School District back-to-school information will be presented at the event for families in need, which is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary, 218 E. 12th St.

The Port Angeles School District is working with lead agency Parent Line/Lutheran Family Services and other local service organizations to host it.

Supplies and opportunities will be available free to students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

Immunizations required to be “school ready” will be offered by Clallam County Health & Human Services. The cost will be $12 per immunization; Medicaid can be billed for services.

SmileMobile staff will make appointments for its Sept. 9-21 visit.

Sodexo Food Services will provide lunch for attendees, serving barbecued hot dogs and fixings.

Donations can be made at area banks and the Port Angeles School District Central Services at 216 Fourth St.

Stuff the Bus events also are planned. Donors can bring goods to a yellow bus when it is parked around town.

The schedule is:

■ Wednesday, July 24 — Noon to 2 p.m. in front of the KONP radio studio at 721 E. First St.

■ Thursday, July 25 — 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Troubles Brewing near the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road and U.S. Highway 101.

■ Saturday, July 27 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot at 3411 E. Kolonels Way.

Other supporters are Serenity House, Port Angeles Food Bank, United Way of Clallam County, Rotary Club of Port Angeles, Kiwanis Olympic, Walmart Vision Center, Burt and Ralene Walls, Angeles Academy, Dollar Tree, Operation Homefront, Soroptimist International of Port Angeles-Jet Set and the Port Angeles Education Foundation.

Other sponsors are KONP Radio, First Federal Savings & Loan, Sterling Savings Bank, US Bank, Westport, Port Angeles Hardwood, Nippon Paper Industries USA, Lakeside Industries and Interfor Pacific.

Last modified: July 10. 2013 5:07PM
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