School supplies drive being held in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Portsmouth Schools Foundation wants to make sure every student is ready to start the school year.

The organization is partnering with Portsmouth Public Schools for a community-wide school supplies drive. Civic organizations, faith-based groups, and businesses are being asked to donate backpacks and supplies. 

Donations can be dropped up on the third-floor of Portsmouth City Hall Monday’s through Thursday’s during normal business hours. The drive runs through Aug. 9.

The donations will be distributed to students later next month.

Anyone looking for information or to make a financial contribution is being asked to contact Sabrina Evans, Foundation director, at 757-393-5356.

A reminder that 10 On Your Side has our own school supplies drive, which is underway. New this year, Office Depot/Office Max joins the 10 On Your Side Operation School Supplies mission, featuring 12 stores which will provide key drop off sites for school supplies, to help local school districts, including Portsmouth. Click here for all the details.

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