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Bartell Drugs announces 10th annual drive for school supplies

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs announced today its “School Tools for Kids in Need” drive — a helping hand for teachers assisting local students with school supplies, running now through Aug. 31.

Bartell Drugs is welcoming donations of school supplies for its 10th annual “School Tools for Kids in Need” at 59 Bartell Drugs locations. The drive supports students in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties through World Vision’s Teacher Resource Center in Fife.

Donated school supplies will help re-stock the Teacher Resource Center, where teachers — whose students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs — “shop” free of charge for school supplies to help meet students’ needs.

According to Federal Way-based World Vision, a globally-known charitable organization, as many as 58,000 local students could begin the school year without some basic school supplies.

“With so many area children lacking basic school supplies, there’s never been a more important time to support this drive. Over the past eight years we’ve appreciated the support by our customers and the public for their donations,” said Bartell Drugs chairman and CEO George D. Bartell.

Mead, Avery, Kimberly Clark and Bic have teamed up with Bartells to support this year’s “School Tools for Kids in Need” drive. A “Basic Needs” list of suggested donation items found in Bartell’s “School Aisles” include:

  • #2 Pencils – 10 Count;
  • Bic Cristal or Stic Round Ink Pens – 10 pack of blue or black;
  • Elmer’s Glue – School Glue/4 oz. bottles;
  • Scotch Kids’ Scissors – pointed or blunt;
  • Avery Glue Stic – Acid-free, photo-safe, permanent and washable;
  • Avery Poly Binders –1” size Crayola Crayons – 16 count;
  • Avery Hi-Liter Markers – Yellow or Pink;
  • A&W Zipper Pencil Pouch;
  • Mead Index Cards;
  • Crayola Colored Pencils – 12 count.

Founded in Seattle in 1890, Bartell Drugs owns and operates locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Family-owned and operated, it is the nation's oldest drug store chain.


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