Florence Kooluris, owner of The Fine Arts Gallery on Pondfield Road in Bronxville generously donated six brand new backpacks filled with school supplies to Andrus Children's Center for distribution to some of the hundreds of children in its care.
Kevin Cook, director of development, accepted the gift and noted that “so many Villagers have supported our work for local children over the years; we’re so thankful to have Florence and her kind heart working with us again this year,” stated Cook in a press release this week.
In 2011 Andrus collected 936 fully stocked backpacks to share through its many Westchester County programs and sites and their goal this year is 1000 and the need is great.
There’s still time to participate, below are just a few items on the shopping list:
You can donate a fully stocked backpack with the following items inside:
- 3 - 1 Subject notebooks
- 2 Folders
- Homework Pad
- Glue Stick
- Plastic Ruler
- Pencil Case
All of these items are intended for Elementary Grades K-6
Bronxville Ley Realty on Park Place and Houlihan & O’Malley Real Estate on Parkway Road are serving as ‘drop off’ sites, or interested parties may email Cook at Kcook@jdam.org to arrange a pick-up at your home or business.
For a list of donations being sought for Middle School Grades 7th-9th, click on the PDF document on the right.