Every year, hundreds of children in Owensboro and Daviess County begin school without school supplies necessary to contribute to success in the classroom.
The Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools Board of Directors in alliance with Owensboro Public Schools Foundation for Excellence is pleased to announce a collaborative community-wide school supply drive through the Exploration Station bus, title sponsored by SFG (Specialty Foods Group).
Representatives from Owensboro and Daviess County Public Schools and SFG will host the event at Friday After 5 on July 22 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Exploration Station will be parked on Veterans Boulevard near the Lazy Dayz play park.
Citizens or businesses wishing to donate school supplies may do so at the Friday After 5 event or drop off at any Owensboro or Daviess County Public School site (see attached list). Supplies may also be dropped off during business hours at the Owensboro Convention Center from July 20 to July 27.
- Loose-leaf paper (wide and college-ruled)
- one subject notebooks (wide and college-ruled);
- composition notebooks; pocket folders with prongs;
- pocket folders with prongs;
- three-ring binders (1” and 2”);
- divider tabs for notebooks;
- #2 Pencils,
- Ink Pens (black and blue);
- 24-pack crayons;
- 12-pack colored Pencils;
- 8-pack colored pencils;
- 10-pack colored markers;
- graphing paper;
- glue sticks;
- blunt end scissors.
Anyone wishing to contribute monetarily through either public school foundation may contact:
- Owensboro Public Schools (270) 686-1000
- Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools
Vicki Quisenberry, Executive Director
(270) 231.5583 or [email protected]
“By supporting our schools and students in a collaborative effort, it not only enhances our future, it also brings our community together,” said Ric Herrera, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Specialty Foods Group, the title sponsor for Exploration Station.
“We are incredibly grateful anytime we can get extra support from our community to provide resources for our students,” said Nick Brake, Superintendent, Owensboro Public Schools. “School supplies play an important factor in a student’s ability to be prepared for school.”
Said Owens Saylor, Superintendent, Daviess County Public Schools, “We truly appreciate the generosity of our community in providing school supplies that ensure that children are ready to learn starting on the very first day of school. Pencils, notebooks, and crayons are important tools, but it’s the outstanding support of our parents and community that really ensures the success of students.”