Helping Hands School Supply Drive coming up

| July 28, 2016

COSHOCTON – It’s hard to believe but school is just around the corner and it is time again for the Women of Witness (WOW) Helping Hands School Supply Drive.

School is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 24 for city and county students. Women of Witness Coshocton is now accepting school supplies or donations to help purchase supplies to assist families in preparing their children for back to school.

The bags with supplies will be distributed on Saturday, Aug. 13 at New Life Ministries on South Seventh Street from 1 to 3 p.m. Families who need assistance with back to school supplies can show up at New Life Ministries Church on South Seventh Street across from the fairgrounds from 1 to 3 p.m. to receive a supply bag for their child.

WOW Coshocton purchased drawstring bags again this year therefore, they do not need book bags. They anticipate the need will be great this year for book bags with supplies and are making an appeal to the community to help out with supplies or a donation to purchase supplies.

They are off to a good start this year though thanks to the $1,000 Wal-Mart Community Grant they received to help with the purchase of supplies and the bags.

“Thank you to our hometown Wal-Mart for their generosity and assistance with giving our families a hand with the burden of school supplies,” said Cindy Carroll from Women of Witness.

If you have any questions about supply bag pickup feel free to contact the WOW office at 740-622-3797.

Volunteers will pack the supply bags starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at New Life Ministries. Anyone interested in helping should call the WOW office at 740-622-3797 and leave your name and phone.


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