Tampa YMCAs Run Back to School Ride; how can you donate


TAMPA – The Tampa Area YMCAs will be hosting their second annual Back-to-School Drive in partnership with the Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF), which raises funds for community schools.

All donations are welcome, but the following are most needed:

  • Rucksacks
  • Cup eraser
  • Colored pencils (12 pieces)
  • Composition books
  • Copy paper
  • Colored pencils (24 pieces)
  • Dry erase markers
  • Filler paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Adhesive bottles
  • Highlighter
  • Index cards
  • Large pink erasers
  • Pencils
  • pencils
  • Pocket folder
  • Rulers
  • scissors
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Washable markers

The supply trips will take place from July 28th to August 6th at YMCA’s throughout the Bay Area at the following locations:

Bob Gilbertson Central City Family YMCA 110 East Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

Bob Sierra North Tampa Family YMCA 4029 Northdale Blvd., Tampa, FL 33624

Bob Sierra YMCA Youth and Family Center 4015 Ragg Rd., Tampa, FL 33624

Campo Family YMCA 3414 Culbreath Rd., Valrico, FL 33596

East Pasco Family YMCA 37301 Chapel Hill Lp., Zephyrhills, FL 33542

North Brandon Family YMCA 3097 S. Kingsway Rd., Seffner, FL 33584

New Tampa Family YMCA 16221 Compton Dr., Tampa, FL 33647

Northwest Hillsborough Family YMCA 8950 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33615

Plant City Family YMCA 1507 YMCA Pl., Plant City, FL 33563

South Tampa Family YMCA 4411 S.Himes Ave., Tampa, FL 33611

Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road 9650 Old Big Bend Rd., Gibsonton, FL 33578

West Park Village YMCA Express 9878 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33626

YMCA Camp Cristina 9840 Balm Riverview Rd., Riverview, FL 33569

The supplies will support the Sulfur Springs K-8 Community School in addition to other local elementary schools. Last year it raised $ 5,000 worth of donated school supplies – enough to fill an additional 250 backpacks for local students.

In partnership with the HEF’s “Erase the Need” campaign, the Y is committed to providing students with the materials they need to successfully graduate from school to bridge the gap between children from lower-income households and their middle / upper-tier households to close -income colleagues.

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