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Staples, Buckner Team up to Collect School Supplies for Back-to-School-Bash

By Olivia Dodd
Buckner Intern

DALLAS - Buckner is proud to be partnering with Staples in its “Staples for Students” campaign to collect school supplies for children in need in the Dallas area.

People can donate new school supplies from now until Sept. 15 at the Staples located at 9222 E. RL Thornton Freeway in Dallas.
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“Staples for Students” is part of Staples’ Do Something campaign that encourages the public to get involved and make a difference in their communities.

The school supplies collected will be distributed at Buckner’s annual back-to-school events Aug. 4 and 11 at the Buckner Children’s Home campus in Dallas.

“Our goal with these back-to-school events is to get our kids excited about the upcoming school year,” said Lindsay Miller, regional volunteer engagement coordinator for Buckner ministries in North Texas.

The children in Buckner after-school community programs and Family Pathways will be treated to a day of barbecue, water bounce houses and games, and they will leave with a new backpack filled with school supplies.

“We are so grateful for this partnership with Staples and know our kids will be thrilled to receive their new school supplies,” said Spencer Watkins, lead life skills specialist for the Buckner after-school program at Wynnewood Community Center. “By giving them the tools they need to succeed, we are preparing them for a more purposeful future.”

For more information about the "Staples for Students" school supply drive for Buckner children, please contact Lindsay Miller at 214-321-4534.

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