ST. BONAVENTURE – Members of the Saint Bonaventure University Education Honor Society are partnering with Olean Schools to help provide school supplies for the remaining months of the school year.
The Kappa Delta Pi University Chapter has organized a Fill the Pack Supply Campaign which will take place March 7-21 on campus and in Olean.
Donation boxes for supplies have been placed at The Paper Factory, 176 N. Union St., and Tops, 2401 W. State St. On campus, drop boxes are located in the Reilly Center University Bookstore, the administration building and the Plassmann Hall School of Education.
Priority items include #2 Crayons, Expo Markers, Glue Sticks, Crayons, Colored Pencils, and Markers. The students also hope to collect an assortment of sizes of Ziploc bags, tissues and antibacterial wipes, such as the Lysol brand. School supplies must all be new or unopened items, however, lightly used backpacks will be accepted.
“As pre-service teachers, we have seen the need for school supplies in the classroom and know this is a year-round need,” said chapter president Victoria Cleary. Kappa Delta Pi in Saint-Bonaventure and an inclusive early childhood and childhood. Masters in Education.
“We wanted to give back to the educators, schools and students who supported us,” she said. “It is important to show educators and students that their community will always be there for them.
Monetary donations for the campaign can be mailed to Kappa Delta Pi, c/o Mary Beatty, School of Education, Box AB, St. Bonaventure, NY, 14778, or dropped off at Beatty at Plassmann B22.
Funding for this project was supported by a local charity grant and funding is managed by Kappa Delta Pi-XiNu of SBU.