Drive-by fund-raiser coming up |

Drive-by fund-raiser coming up

Staff reports

Project School Days, a new, on-going program in Douglas County, is to make sure that all schoolchildren have all the personal school supplies they need.

The program will kick off with a “Drive-By Book Drive” to be held on Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the driveway of the Carson Valley Middle School at 1475 Highway 395 in Gardnerville.

Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church high school youth group members will help gather items at the drive-by event and sort them.

Residents are asked to look through their closets and bookshelves for new or gently used children’s books (fiction, non-fiction, technical, scientific) and video or audio tapes that would be suitable for grades kindergarten through 9th.

The items may be donated at CVMS during the drive-by event.

They will be sorted and delivered to the school librarians for the students’ use.

Some children in Douglas County elementary and middle schools can’t afford all the necessary materials for school work and special projects.

“This program will provide materials to the teachers so they can confidentially provide these materials to kids in need,” said Marilyn Malkmus, one of the organizers of the program.

Items needed include: binders, paper, report folders, pencils, pens, crayons, glue, making pens, scissors, rulers, colored pencils, construction paper, index cards, poster board, glitter, calculators, backpacks, paperback dictionaries, PE shirts and shorts.

Teachers will make their classroom requests for the new school year at the end of August. Items not collected will be purchased with the monetary donations.

Contributions may be mailed to Project School Days at P.O. Box 5438, Gardnerville, 89410 or contact Alis Nalder at 782-8131 or Malkmus at 782-4931 for further information.

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