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Story County "Blast Back to School" Supply Drive


Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018 in News & Events

The Story County Blast Back to School fair is an engaging, energetic event for Story County children entering grades Kindergarten through 12. Each child will receive basic school supplies and backpacks while supplies last, to help them start their 2018-19 school year. Our goal is to build relationships and make connections. In addition, local providers will be here offering free health, vision and dental screenings required for certain grades or for participating in sports.

It takes about $100 worth of supplies for each child, and by encouraging donations, children can be equipped with school necessities. This event is a community effort coordinated by the Boys and Girls Club of Story County, Volunteer Center of Story County, Primary Health Care, Ames Community School District, Youth and Shelter Services, Inc. and community volunteers.

First National Bank will be accepting donations for the 4th Annual Story County "Blast Back to School" Fair at all of their Ames Offices.

Donations Accepted:

  • Backpacks                                                        
  • Scissors - Adult Size                                                                            
  • #2 Pencils                                                                    
  • Black Pens                                                                   
  • Red Pens                                                                     
  • Blue Pens                                                                   
  • Highlighters                                                                   
  • Large Pink Erasers                                                             
  • College Ruled Notebooks                                           
  • Wide Notebooks                                               
  • 1-1/2" 3-Ring Binders                                                   
  • 5-tab, 3-Ring Binder Dividers                                             
  • 3"x3" Post-It Notes                                                           
  • Rulers                                                                            
  • 100-ct, 3-in x 5-in Lined Index Cards
  • Document Holders                                         
  • Headphones                                               
  • Sheet Protectors                                     
  • Dry Erase Markers                                                         
  • Tape                                          
  • Book Covers                                              
  • Rubber Cement                                      
  • Gallon Storage Bags                                                      
  • Modeling Dough                                                                      
  • Clipboard                                            
  • Desktop Calculators                                           
  • Compass/Protractor                                     
  • Hand Sanitizer                                                          
  • Pencil Sharpeners                                                                          
  • Graph Paper                                           
  • Watercolor Paint                                                
  • Colored Paper Pack                                      
  • Monetary Donations                       
Blast Back to School Event

The 4th Annual Story County Blast Back to School Fair will be on Friday, August 10, 2018.  Over 700 youth and their families are expected to participate and receive basic school supplies, as well as the necessary health, vision and dental screenings on this day.  

Here are the key details of our event:

  • When: August 10th from 1-5pm.
  • Where: Ames Middle School / 3915 Mortensen Rd / Ames, IA 50014
  • Who: For all kids in need in Story County
  • What: Each child will receive basic school supplies and backpacks (while supplies last) to help them start the year. We are also providing free health, dental and vision screenings. A variety of community groups will be on site to foster a celebratory and supportive atmosphere.

Click here for more information on the event.

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