Global Citizen, in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Media Network (Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News & Philly.com), 900AM-WURD, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, High Point Café, iHeart Media, Coca-Cola and Home Depot, are partnering on a school supplies drive to benefit students in underserved Philadelphia public schools.
Suggested items for donations include: No.2 pencils, ballpoint pens, copy paper, construction paper, colored paper, calculators, protractors, dry erasers, scotch tape, masking tape, crayons, magic markers, highlighters, rulers, children's scissors, binders, bottles of glue, glue sticks, tissues, and hand sanitizer.
The donations will be retrieved at the conclusion of the drive by a Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News delivery truck and returned to their Schuylkill Printing Plant in Conshohocken, where volunteers will sort and repackage all the collected items. The supplies will then be distributed to Philadelphia public schools that are in particularly underserved areas and have expressed a need for additional resources.
A ceremony will be held on Friday, September 8, at a school to be determined, where project partners will present the donated supplies to the students, principal, and representatives from the School District of Philadelphia.
For more information about making a donation or drop-off hours, please contact Global Citizen at (215) 851-1805 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a downloadable flyer containing information about the drive.
Donations will be accepted at the following locations listed below.
1341 N Delaware Ave, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19125
701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
7210 Cresheim Rd Philadelphia, PA 19119
602 Carpenter Lane Philadelphia, PA 19119
800 River Rd (Swedeland Road) Conshohocken, PA 19428
111 Presidential Blvd. Suite 100 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm