• Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, 311 Laurel Ave., 301-776-0442.
Items needed: Backpacks, lunch boxes, pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, composition books, 3-ring binders, loose leaf paper, scissors, glue, colored pencils, crayons and markers; all age groups, especially middle and high school. Donations accepted through Sept. 15.
• Liberty Tax, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 30, 8851 Gorman Road, 301-483-8626.
Items needed: School supplies for students at Laurel Woods, Bollman Bridge, Maryland City and Brock Bridge elementary schools.
• Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, 301-725-5300.
Items needed: Basic school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, crayons, scissors, which will be used to fill school bags and distributed at the Back to School Summer Jam on Aug. 24.
• Laurel Board of Trade, 342 Main St., Suite 2, 301-483-0838.
Items needed: Basic school supplies; checks made payable to city of Laurel. Donations will be given to the city of Laurel for the Aug. 24 giveaway (see above).Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun