Friday, July 11, 2014

Finding Free School Supplies in Toledo and Other Places

While the start of school is more than a month away, the time for low-income parents to think about school supplies is now.  The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio will begin taking applications for free school supplies on July 23rd and 24th at the office on 620 N. Erie.  Parents will need to bring information about each child and proof of custody.  For more information, call 419-241-1138.  Supplies will be handed out on August 13th.

If you live elsewhere, where do you find out about school supplies?  One place is the 211 directory.If you check that link and see whether your town has an online 211 directory, the subject heading to use for the search is "free school supplies"--or you could simply call 211 in your town.  If you have a cell phone, you may have to use the alternative number listed.  Toledo's 211 directory lists two organizations--Mustard Seed Outreach Ministries, which only provides them for kids in the 43611 zip code, and Pilgrim Church at 1375 W. Sylvania.  However, many other churches may offer this service, so calling 211 may be a good option. 

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