Gateway of Hope seeking donations of school supplies throughout August

New items will be accepted at shelter, Fitness Town, thrift stores and participating Starbucks locations

Buying school supplies is very expensive and for some parents, it’s simply unaffordable.

Help Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope help a child start school right, outfitted with all he or she needs to learn.

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope is hosting its fifth annual Backpack and School Supply Drive the month of August.

Last year, Gateway of Hope alone outfitted almost 300 Langley and Aldergrove community kids with the school supplies like binders, paper, pencil crayons, markers, glue, scissors, etc.

Donations of new school supplies and backpacks will be accepted during the month of August at Gateway of Hope, located at 5787 Langley Bypass, or at Fitness Town and the Langley and Aldergrove Thrift Stores and participating Starbucks.

Gateway of Hope assists all kids and teens from K-12. Registration went up 27 per cent from 2012 to 2013. Registration is required to receive a school supplies package and parents can do so over the phone or in person at Gateway of Hope.

The supplies they are looking for are new:

Pencils

Highlighters

Blue/Red Pens

White Erasers

Pencil Sharpeners

Glue Sticks

30 cm Rulers

Scissors

Crayons

Pencil Crayons

Markers

Lined Paper

Pencil Case/Box

Geometry Kits

Hilroy Notebooks

Duotangs

Binders

Backpacks

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