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Auburn Youth Resources seeks new backpacks, supplies for kids
Auburn Youth Resources seeks new backpacks and supplies for its low-income students who will be returning to school in September and may otherwise go back to class without needed school supplies.
The AYR's goal is to supply 150 new backpacks filled with school supplies.
The need grows each year as families are challenged already to meet their most basic needs for food, clothing and shelter, campaign organizers say.
Just three years ago, AYR supported approximately 50 families with backpacks and supplies. Last year, it filled 123 backpack/supply requests.
Donations will be accepted at AYR, 936 Auburn Way S., or 816 F St. SE between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, during July and August.
Donors may call Tiari DeGraw at 253-939-2202 or 253-351-6059 or e-mail TiariDe@ayr4kids.org for further information.