When:             Thursday, August 16, 6-8pm

Where:            Biltmore Park Clubhouse, 1067 Columbine Rd. Asheville (next to the outdoor pool)

Why:               Each new school year, many families struggle to provide their children with the necessary school supplies. From the start, these children are at a disadvantage, both socially and economically. We believe that a student’s focus should be on attending school and learning – not on whether they have the necessary tools for success.

Join us as a community that cares and pick up a few extra supplies as you do your weekly shop then come to the Biltmore Park Club House and help us fill those backpacks. A gratifying project to do with your children and grandchildren! Fully stocked backpacks, partially stocked backpacks and individual items are all very much appreciated.

Here’s what’s needed:

Middle School

  • New backpack
  • 3-ring binder (*zipper binders are great)
  • Calculator (*scientific functions preferred)
  • 2 composition books
  • Loose-leaf notebook paper
  • 2 five-subject notebooks
  • Ruler
  • 2-pocket folders
  • Box of #2 pencils
  • Package of pens (blue or black)
  • Index cards
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Package of erasers
  • Pencil pouch
  • Small hand sanitizer

Elementary School

  • New backpack
  • 2 composition books
  • Loose-leaf notebook paper
  • 2-3 spiral notebooks
  • Ruler
  • 2-pocket folders
  • Box of #2 pencils
  • Pencil pouch or art box
  • Package of erasers
  • 3-ring binder (11⁄2 – 2 inch)
  • Bottle of glue or glue stick
  • Markers (washable)
  • Crayons
  • Small hand sanitizer

Please, please help support this great cause and help our local children get the best start possible to their school year!

If you can’t make it to the event, supplies can be dropped off at our collection point at Zaniac Learning in Biltmore Park Town Square (opposite the Thirsty Monk) – Mon-Fri 8am-5pm all the previous week.

Thank you on behalf of the Rotary Club of Asheville South.