Supplies sought

CROWN POINT - Second Blessings thrift shop is collecting back-to-school supplies for local students.

"Realizing that there are many families in our community who are unable to purchase items necessary for their children to begin school, Second Blessings will accept donations of school supplies," explained the Rev. David Hirtle, pastor of the First Congregational Church, which sponsors the thrift shop. "All items donated will be given to Crown Point Central School for distribution to children unable to provide their own."

Items needed include 12- and 24-box crayons, glue sticks, pocket folders, small drinking cups, tissues, plastic pencil boxes, no. 2 pencils, boxes of assorted color pencils, pencil cap erasers, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, highlighters, gallon-size zip lock bags and book bags large enough to carry books, sneakers and extra clothes.

"The items are considered essential for school year start-up," Hirtle said. "Please, if you can find it in your hearts to help a child get a positive start for the school year, bring your donations to Second Blessings on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during the next few weeks."

Second Blessings thrift shop is located on the corner of Creek Road and NYS Route 9N.

Second Blessings is a donation based, non-profit ministry. There is no paid staff.

For additional information contact Hirtle at 597-3398.

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