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Help a local youngster — donate school supplies

Donations of school supplies are being solicited to help families of school age children.

Each year at this time the generous people of Pagosa Springs have helped with this drive to provide local youth with the materials needed to be prepared for a successful school year.

Materials for all grade levels are needed: lined paper, pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, rulers, binders, notebooks, calculators, etc.

Donations of supplies or cash donations are welcome. Donations can be dropped off at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.; John Paul II Catholic Church, South Pagosa Blvd.; St Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 225 South Pagosa Blvd.

Local merchants will also have donation barrels during August. It is our hope that every student in Pagosa Springs is ready when school starts on Sept. 4.

Families in need of supplies should go to the Human Services Office to complete a request form so their needs can be filled. Human Services is located at 551 Hot Springs Blvd.; the telephone number is 264-2186. We would like to receive requests by Friday, Aug. 17. Information on pick-up procedures will also be available at Human Services.

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