According to Community Partners of Dallas President/CEO Paige McDaniel,
“Community Partners of Dallas is celebrating the 25th year of our annual Back to School Drive, which benefits abused and neglected children in Dallas County!
“Now through Friday, August 31, CPD along with individuals, organizations and businesses throughout Dallas will collect new school supplies and will prepare nearly 3,500 children to start school with age appropriate school supplies and uniforms.
“The Back to School Drive is one of the most important activities we do all year and we truly could not do it without the support of the community. This year we are so grateful to Tenet Healthcare for their generous sponsorship, which combined with the tremendous outpouring from throughout Dallas, will help us provide new backpacks, school supplies and uniforms to the abused and neglected children we serve.
“In addition to supplies, such as scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers, and construction paper, CPD especially needs backpacks, pencil sharpeners, block erasers, manila paper and pencil pouches.
“Those interested in supporting the Back to School Drive can do so through in-kind or monetary donations through Friday, August 31. All donations can be delivered to Community Partners of Dallas’ Central location, 1215 Skiles Street in the Wilson Historic District or visit www.communitypartnersdallas.org for additional supply drop off locations.
“Thank you for helping the kids we serve, go back to school with the all the supplies they need to start the year off right!”