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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Way Stations school supplies

The Way Stations of Columbiana and East Palestine require school supply donations to support their yearly giveaway. Supplies needed are as follows: rulers, markers, pens/pencils, 1-inch three-ring binders, erasers, safety scissors, glue sticks, folders with pockets, calculators, filler paper, pencil sharpener, composition notebooks, spiral notebooks, book bags, and lunch boxes. Drop off donations at a Way Station location to the cashier any day during store hours; 769 Springfield Road, Columbiana or 109 Rebecca St., East Palestine by Aug. 12.

To receive back-to-school assistance at the Columbiana location call 330-482-5072 or walk in to make an appointment for the Aug. 16-18 giveaway. Bring the child’s report card or document that has their birthday.

To receive school assistance at the East Palestine location attend the East Palestine Chamber of Commerce Back to School Bash from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the East Palestine High School. No sign-ups are needed to participate in the East Palestine giveaway.

Pantry food distribution

Salem Community Pantry food distribution, 794 E. Third St., will offer choice shopping inside the pantry serving residents who reside within the 44460 zip code (proof required) from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. CDC guidelines followed pertaining to mask requirements. Shopping requirements limited to twice per month.

Stuff the Bus for foster kids

The community is called to assist with “Stuff the Bus,” a school supply drive for local districts with students in foster or kinship care. The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7 at Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley Campus parking lot A (off of Market Street in Boardman). Common items on supply lists for local districts include: pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, scissors, glue sticks, notebooks, composition books, dry erase markers, headphones, backpacks, pencil pouches or boxes, highlighters, folders, binders and notebook paper. Businesses throughout the Valley are also collecting supplies and donations for the first annual Stuff the Bus campaign.

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