LONG BRANCH, N.J. – July 28, 2010 – The Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center is accepting donations for its 4th Annual Back to School Uniform and School Supply Drive. “Gently” used school uniforms and new school supplies are needed for families in the greater Long Branch area. Individuals, civic groups and local organizations are asked to donate khaki pants, shorts, skorts and green, white and grey long and short sleeve golf/polo shirts (no emblem), and new school supplies for all grades. No cargo pants will be accepted. The Center is also collecting cases of bottled water and package snacks.
Donations may be dropped off at the Long Branch Concordance office at 279 Broadway, Suite 301, Long Branch, Monday – Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. no later than August 27.
The Back to School Drive will take place on Saturday, August 28, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at St. James Church Community Room, 300 Broadway, Long Branch.
“The current economic atmosphere calls for grassroots community organizations such as ours to respond to the ever emerging needs of the community. This is one way in which the Family Success Center assists families in overcoming barriers to basic needs such as school uniforms and school supplies. Last summer the event provided 354 children with “gently” used school uniforms and new school supplies,” stated Lisa Wilson, MSW, Executive Director.