State Senator announces fourth annual school supplies drive in southeast Queens

Photo by Catherine MacBride

State Senator Leroy Comrie announced that he is holding his fourth annual Community School Supplies Drive.

From now until Aug. 24, the senator’s office is accepting school supply donations to his district office, located at 113-43 Farmers Blvd. in St. Albans.

The senator observed that too many children walk into class without the tools they need due to parents and guardians not having the time or resources to fully prepare them. As a result, he has been committed to organizing and supporting back to school events for children every summer since he was first elected to the state Senate.

“We want to make sure that every child in southeast Queens shows up to school on the first day of classes with all that he or she needs to have a successful school year,” Senator Comrie said. “Parents and teachers do all that they can, so I am always pleased to see the community step up and show their support for our young people.”

The full list of acceptable supply donations are as follows:

  • Pens, pencils, erasers and whiteout
  • Markers, crayons and colored pencils
  • Notebooks and notebook paper
  • Backpacks and lunchboxes
  • Calculators and laptops
  • Folders and binders
  • Dictionaries and reference books
  • Safety scissors, rulers and glue sticks
  • Binders, dividers and highlighters

Donations are being accepted to the senator’s St. Albans office from now until Aug. 24. For more information on the school supplies drive, contact Senator Comrie’s office at 718-765-6359.