With the back to school season creeping up on us, it’s time to start preparing to head back to the classroom. Metrocenter Mall and the Washington Elementary School District, both located in Phoenix, AZ, are helping elementary students do just that with The Bus Stops Here, an annual back to school drive.
To kick off the drive, the Metrocenter Mall made an initial donation of 150 backpacks and the Phoenix New Times made an additional donation of 100 backpacks. However, 250 backpacks aren’t nearly enough to make a dent in the needs of the students! Pencils, pens, notebooks, binders – so much more is needed to equip students to start the year off right!
Students without access to necessary school supplies, such as a working calculator, plenty of paper, or crayons or colored pencils, can become frustrated with learning and have a difficult time in class. Providing much needed material to students lets them focus on what is really important: learning.
From Friday, July 27 through Friday, August 10 the Metrocenter Mall will be collecting backpacks and school supplies to help Washington Elementary School District outfit students for the new school year.
To kick off the Back to School Drive, the first 200 guests who donate a backpack and school supplies will receive a $20 American Express gift card from the Metrocenter Mall. The public can buy discounted backpacks to donate at the Tinkerbell, Robert Wayne and Sears stores in the Metrocenter Mall. All donations should be dropped off at Guest Services.
For more information, take a look at the flyer below.