Windsor - posted Aug, 05 2013
WINDSOR - The Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown, with the support of Bill Selig Jewelers, will be collecting backpacks for middle school students in Windsor. You can donate a backpack alone, a backpack with all the needed items, or a monetary donation and we will purchase the backpacks and supplies. The cost of the backpack with a majority of the items listed below is about $55. You can pick them up at at Ocean State Job Lot or Target right here in Windsor. Please drop off your check or backpacks at Bill Selig Jewelers, 161 Broad St.; the Windsor Chamber office, 261 Broad St., from 9 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 3 p.m.; or you can bring them to the Concert on the Green on Aug. 22. Fill the backpack items needed to start school include: No. 2 pencils; mechanical pencils; colored pencils; hand-held pencil sharpener with a top to collect shavings; a large pink eraser; ballpoint pens (get a few red ink ones too because some teachers have students do peer editing); highlighters; spiral-bound or composition notebooks; loose-leaf notebook paper; and a ruler with English and metric measurements. Organizational helpers include: several three-ring binders ; a three-hole punch; a pencil case that fits in a binder; binder dividers with pockets; pocket folders; folders that fit in binders; a small notebook to record assignments; a sturdy, supportive backpack (some schools do not permit rolling backpacks because of space considerations, so check with your school before considering this option); index cards, ruled and un-ruled; and a calculator. For more information, please call First Town Downtown at 860-588-5175 or the Windsor Chamber of Commerce at 860-688-5165 or visit www.windsorcc.org or www.firsttowndowntown.org.