Financial status should not determine a student’s success in the classroom. To help ensure that, the City of Irving, Irving Fire Department, Irving Schools Foundation and several other organizations are teaming up for the annual "Supplies for Success Drive," running June 14 through July 23. For the past 15 years, the drive has collected and distributed school supplies to Irving Independent School District students from low-income families.
New supplies needed include backpacks (no wheels), pencil boxes, headphones, notebook paper, washable markers (eight-count packages), crayons (24 count), small scissors, composition books and glue sticks. A full list of school supplies can be found at CityofIrving.org/Supplies. Organizers say backpacks are the most requested item, but students need an array of supplies from folders to colored pencils.
Donations can be dropped off at any Irving fire station. Financial donations also are accepted. Donations can be made online at IrvingSchoolsFoundation.org/Donation. Checks can be made payable to Irving Schools Foundation and mailed to the foundation:
Irving Schools Foundation
Attention: Crystal Scanio
P.O. Box 152637
Irving, TX 75015-2637
Families in need of supplies should contact their school directly. For more information about "Supplies for Success," call (972) 721-4909.
NEW SUPPLIES NEEDED
- Backpacks (no wheels)
- Index cards (3x5 inch)
- Plastic folders with brads and two pockets (yellow, red, green, blue and purple)
- Notebook paper (wide and college ruled)
- Composition books
- Washable markers (8 count)
- Colored pencils (12 count)
- Erasers (large, bevel)
- Pencil box or nylon pouch
- Rulers (standard and metric)
- Small scissors
- Glue sticks
- Fire Station # 1 - 925 Chamberlain St.
- Fire Station # 2 - 1306 N. Story Road
- Fire Station # 3 - 1825 E. Grauwyler Road
- Fire Station # 4 - 3303 N. MacArthur Blvd.
- Fire Station # 5 - 2925 W. Shady Grove
- Fire Station # 6 - 2801 Esters Road
- Fire Station # 7 - 3303 W. Walnut Hill Lane
- Fire Station # 8 - 650 E. Las Colinas Blvd.
- Fire Station # 9 - 8101 Jetstar Drive
- Fire Station # 10 - 315 Cimarron Trail
- Fire Station # 11 - 6200 Love Drive
- Fire Station # 12 - 2995 Regent Blvd.