Bank of America is partnering with the local nonprofit Back-to-School
Clothing Drive to help Valley students prepare for the 2012-13 school
year by collecting new or unopened school supplies at more than 100
banking centers in metropolitan Phoenix from July 25 to Aug. 3.
Special collection boxes will be placed in every branch and all items
collected will be distributed by the Back-to-School Clothing Drive
organization to schoolchildren across the Valley. This is the seventh
year Bank of America has partnered with the Back-to-School Clothing
Drive, using its retail presence across the Valley for the community to
donate thousands of supplies over the years.
“It’s important for children to start the school year off with new
supplies and materials to be ready to learn,” said Bank of America
Arizona President Benito Almanza. “Bank of America has been a
long-standing partner with the Back-to-School Clothing Drive which
brings tremendous value to the community and to these children.”
Items being collected are:
1- to 2-inch rubber erasers
Child-safe metal or plastic scissors
Glue sticks (no glue bottles, please)
Notebooks: 72-page, spiral-bound, wide-ruled (not college-ruled)
Crayons – box of 24
12-inch wood or plastic rulers
Children’s books for ages 5-12
Please note: loose-leaf binder paper, three-ring binders, and
printer or copier paper are not being collected.
For more information about the Back-to-School Clothing Drive, visit the
nonprofit’s website at www.backtoschoolclothingdrive.com
or call their offices at 602.256.9408. For a list of Bank of America
banking centers in the Phoenix metro area, visit www.bankofamerica.com.
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