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Rep. Cummings Hosts School Supplies Drive

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

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

  • Children’s Small Backpacks
  • Children’s Lunch bags
  • Small ice packs (food grade)
  • #2 Pencils (mechanical included)
    Mechanical Pencil Ink
  • Erasers (hand held or pencil topper)
  • Pencil Boxes or Pencil Pouch’s
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pens
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • 12 inch Rulers
  • 5 inch Blunt Tip or Point Tip Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • 4 oz. White School Glue
  • Wide Ruled 1 Subject Notebooks
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Loose Leaf Filler Paper Wide Rule
  • Folders
  • 3 Ring Binders or Zipper Binders
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Ruled Index Cards
  • Book Covers or Book Sox
  • Plastic Pocket Folders
  • Construction Paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Calculators
  • Subject dividers
  • Protractors

Requested Classroom Supplies

  • Tissues
  • Antibacterial Hand Sanitizers (Desk Top Size)
  • Post-Its
  • White-Out
  • Permanent markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Scissors (Adult)
    Band Aids (All sizes)
  • Air fresheners
  • Disinfectant wipe
  • Copy/Printer Paper
  • Clip Boards
  • Thumb Tacks
  • Masking Tape
  • Scotch Tape
  • Paper Clips
  • Paper Towels
  • Zip Lock Bags (all sizes)
  • Sticky Tack
    Glue Dots

Additional Special Education Classroom Supplies