Help a local child get prepared for the upcoming school year by donating backpacks and school supplies to the Matawan-Aberdeen Rotary Club.
Last year, the Rotary Club was able to surpass and this year the club hopes to collect 200. In addition, they are collecting other items a student may need, such as glue, crayons, notebooks, pens, pencils and folders.
Each backpack will then be filled with the donated school supplies and given to the nurses in the district who will distribute the bags to children in need, according to Rotary Club President Roseann Trevean.
Donations can be dropped off at in the Stop & Shop shopping center. Strathmore Cleaners is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
This is the fourth year the Rotary Club has collected backpacks and donated them to the Matawan Aberdeen Regional School District, according to Trevean.
The fundraiser has grown each year, Trevean said. The first year the Rotary Club set their goal at 50 backpacks; two years ago the goal was set at 70 backpacks and last year they upped the bar to 100 backpacks.
With questions, contact Trevean at 732-688-6363.