A box has been set up outside of the Student Affairs Suite on the third floor if anyone is interested in donating school supplies to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. They need all supplies by July 21, so please put your donations in the box no later than Wednesday, July 18.

Good afternoon friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters!

I know it seems the kids just got out of school, but the return will be here before we know it. Each year BBBS does a Back 2 School Bash to support our Littles in their upcoming school year. We give them a backpack of school supplies to get the year off to a great start. But as our program grows, so does our need for those supplies. We are asking you or your company to help support our July 29 event.

Below is a list of items we need to make a reasonable backpack for each Little in Dona Ana and Grant County. Branded items are certainly welcome – like rulers from El Paso Electric or the folders from MountainView Hospital.

BBBS is seeking donations of the following items:

  • 200 backpacks (preferable a grant to purchase them. We will put your logo on them!)
  • 200 packages loose leaf paper
  • 400 Pocketed folders
  • 400 3-prong folders
  • 200 rulers
  • 200 boxes of pencils
  • 100 Boxes of Crayons
  • 100 Safety scissors
  • 200 Packages of erasers
  • 200 composition notebooks
  • 100 packages of pens
  • 100 bottles of Elmer’s Glue
  • 100 3-ring binders
  • 400 glue sticks

Thank you in advance for helping us get our Littles excited about school and ease the financial burden on our families!