A Special Plea on Behalf of Our Children

Even though summer is in full swing, it is time to think about back to school supplies for our struggling families.  School starts August 15th!

No child should be faced with the embarrassment of returning to school without proper supplies.  Our kids have enough to deal with without that unnecessary obstacle.  We can easily help.

Once again, the Orange Downtown Alliance is working with the community to collect desperately needed school supplies and backpacks for kindergarten through 12th grade.  We are pleased to announce supplies collected by the ODA will be used to fill these backpacks.

It is truly a beautiful thing to watch our community come together to help our innocent children.

A list from Orange Public Schools of the most needed supplies for the children and their classrooms:

  • Colored Markers
  • Crayons
  • Dry-Erase Markers
  • Kids Scissors
  • Large Glue Sticks
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Marbled Composition Notebooks
  • One Inch Binders
  • One Subject Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Pocket Folders
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Tissues

Please visit our local businesses; they have school supplies in stock.  Any donation you can make will benefit Orange County students.  If you would prefer to donate money, checks can be made payable to “ODA” and mailed to PO Box 283, Orange, VA 22960.  Please note in the memo “backpacks”.

You may drop off supplies at the ODA office, 130 W. Main St., Suite 200, Orange, VA 22960.

For additional information, please call Jeff Curtis at 540.672.2540 or  director@theoda.org.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

2018-07-07T18:49:19+00:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on A Special Plea on Behalf of Our Children