The following story was orginally published on Sewickley Patch.
For many kids, the excitement of shopping for back to school supplies – the latest shoes, the perfect backpack or the hottest My Little Ponynotebook or G.I. Joe lunchbox – is one of the best parts of returning to the classroom.
But for many children, fulfilling every item on that back-to-school shopping list isn’t easy when many households are tightening their budgets to make ends meet.
Dr. Jared Yevins of the Sewickley Chiropractic Center heard these stories from teachers who are his patients and decided he wanted to do something about it.
“We thought it’d be a good idea to help out,” Yevins said.
The Sewickley Chiropractic Center has kicked off its third-annual school supply drive, collecting pencils, notebooks, backpacks and other school supplies for children and their families who can’t afford the necessities.
Yevins said the school-supply drive in the past has collected everything from markers and crayons to notebooks, pencils and pens. All of the items have been donated to local schools.
“We collected a lot of good stuff over the years and it’s been helpful, especially to the families that can’t afford that kind of stuff,” he said.
The collection drive runs through Sept. 10. Anyone who donates a bag of new school supplies will receive a certificate for a massage or a complimentary spinal decompression treatment.
- Drop off a bag of supplies to the Sewickley Chiropractic Center at 409 Broad St.,Sewickley during regular business hours.
- Hours - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.