07-30-13: School supply drive set for August
07-30-13: School supply drive set for August
Posted on 07/30/2013
ImageLocal businesses and community groups will set up donation boxes throughout the community during the month of August to collect back-to-school supplies for students in need.


Several organizations are partnering with Communities In Schools (CIS) of Puyallup and the Puyallup School District to organize the supply drives.


School supply donation drop-off sites include the following locations. The list will be updated as other sites are announced.


August 5-23


  • Red Canoe Credit Union lobby, 16510 Meridian St. E., Puyallup
  • South Hill Mall center court (canoe will be set up to collect supplies), 3500 S. Meridian, Puyallup
  • Puyallup City Hall, 330 3rd St. S.W., Puyallup
  • Puyallup-Sumner Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 417 E. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup
  • Rainier Dental (Tuesday through Saturday), 18710 Meridian St. East, #216, Puyallup
  • Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. S.W., Puyallup


August 1-31


  • American West Bank, 13605 Meridian St. E., Puyallup
  • BECU, 3803 S. Meridian St., Puyallup 
  • Columbia Bank, 4220 S. Meridian St., Puyallup
  • Puyallup School District Education Service Center, 302 Second St. S.E., Puyallup

  • Rainier Family Physical Therapy, 18710 Meridian St. E., #215, Puyallup


Items especially in need this year include backpacks for junior high and high school students, binders (1½ to 3 inches), graph paper, highlighters, colored pencils, and notebook section dividers.


See the elementary school supply list, which details items required at each grade level.


Emerald Ridge High School students (from left) Genesis Pina, Matt Kusche, and 2013 graduate Sydney Stout help load a cart of school supplies that were donated in the 2012 summer drive into a car to be delivered to students in need throughout the Puyallup School District.