Posted on July 9, 2019 by admin
State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74), in cooperation with Thomaston Savings Bank, the Waterbury Senior Center, Brooklyn Baking Company and Stop & Shop supermarket, today announced she will be hosting a Back to School Supply Drive to help Waterbury students, families and teachers prepare for the upcoming school year.
“Education and literacy are incredibly important and making sure our students go to school with the supplies they need means they’ll be better able to focus on their lessons and not spend time worrying whether or not they have a pencil to take notes,” Rep. Cummings said. “Each and every donation makes a child’s transition to the next grade easier and makes each student more productive.”
Some of the suggested items include: backpacks, lunch bags, small ice packs (food grade), #2 Pencils (mechanical included), erasers (hand held or pencil topper), pens, 12 inch rulers, glue sticks, tissues, small antibacterial hand sanitizers, post-its, and much more. Additionally, special education classrooms could also use sensory fidget toys, sensory wiggle seats, sensory therapy balls and sensory therapy bands, among other things.
A full list of needed items, including classroom supplies, is posted at cthousegop.com/cummings/school/
The collection runs from Wednesday, July 24 through Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
Donation boxes will be set up at:
Thomaston Savings Bank
985 Watertown Ave. – branch
824 Highland Ave. – branch
Waterbury Senior Center
1985 E. Main St.
Brooklyn Baking Company
464 Reidville Dr.
“If you have the ability to contribute it would mean a lot to me, but it means a lot more to the schoolkids of Waterbury,” Rep. Cummings said.
Requested Elementary School Supplies
Requested Classroom Supplies
Additional Special Education Classroom Supplies