Ashley HomeStore Now Accepting School Supplies for YMCA’s Operation Backpack
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Ashley HomeStore in The Woodlands, located at 25415 I-45 North at Sawdust Road, is accepting donations of new school supplies until Friday, August 9 for the thousands of local children who will return to school without the basic tools they need to succeed.
Donated items will be distributed by the YMCA to students in 36 Houston-area school districts, part of the YMCA’s citywide Operation Backpack, now the largest school supply drive in Texas.
Requested supplies include backpacks, composition books, No. 2 pencils, white index cards, pencil bags, boxed crayons, colored pencils, spiral notebooks, graph paper, assorted colored construction paper, glue sticks, rulers with centimeters and inches, kid-friendly scissors and folders with pockets and brads.
Last year’s YMCA Operation Backpack collected more than one million backpacks and school supply items impacting the lives of more than 127,000 students.
Ashley HomeStore in The Woodlands is open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m.