Brookings Back 2 School Project

This year we once again helped with the Brookings Back 2 School Project.  This was our 4th year of helping this awesome local cause and we are just getting better and better! We always take about a month and do our drive collecting the various items they look for: backpacks, glue, notebooks, pencils, markers, scissors, tissues, pens, erasers, etc. I know I have fun picking out cool kid stuff and everyone else must too because this year I saw: sparkly notebooks, spiderman pencils & pencil holders, skull backpacks, ninja turtle folders and a lot of other fun school supplies. Maureen Simet and I volunteered at the Brookings Back 2 School Project “shopping” day. This is a day where each kid who signs up to receive the school supplies comes and shops for their school list with a designated personal shopper. It was really great to see how popular the ADVANCE items were! All in all this was another really successful year with the Project helping over 450 kids get geared up for school. Thanks for another great drive ADVANCE!             By: Paige Jorgensen