Service League needs glue bottles, colored pencils and dry erase markers for Back to School

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are fewer quantities of school supplies being produced. It’s a common problem across industries, whether that means furniture, cars, or pens and pencils. Yet, when it comes to donation drives, those shortages can be detrimental.The Service League of Green Bay has started their annual summer school supply drive and has faced a number of challenges this year because of the coronavirus and factory back ups. What the Service League needs most right now are glue bottles, colored pencils and dry erase markers. They also are looking for backpacks and new clothing items, but those can be more of an investment than a 12-pack of colored pencils that only costs about 99 cents. “There are some things that are more expensive than others, so we get a lot of donations of file folders because they are five cents a piece,” the vice president of the Service League of Green Bay, Amy Alexander, said. All of these donations will be used for the “Back to School Store” event hosted by the Service League on August 4 at the Kress Event Center on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

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