The Aberdeen Police Department has begun its second annual PACK Campaign to provide school supplies for children in need who live in the city and attend local schools.
The department is asking for donations of new backpacks and school supplies. "PACK" is short for Police Assisting Community Kids.
According to an announcement in the city's e-newsletter, once enough items have been donated, children will be able to pick up a backpack full of school supplies at the Aberdeen Police Department headquarters.
Donations can be made at any time in the police department lobby located at 60 N. Parke Street.
The following is a list of this year's supplies that are needed for local schools:
Backpacks – No wheels;
Plastic bags – gallon, quart and sandwich;
Tissues and hand sanitizer;
Glue sticks (no liquid glue), scissors;
Dry erase markers, highlighers;
Pencils – 12 packs (not mechanical or foil), colored pencils, cap erasers;
Crayons – (24 packs of thin or 8 packs of large);
Pocket Folders w/ clips – solid colors;
Pencil Pouches (zippered, no boxes);
Composition books, wide ruled;
Loose-leaf paper, wide ruled;
Ear bud headphones;
Play Dough (4 pack).
For additional information, call the Police Department at 410-272-2121.