Waterloo Community Foundation is partnering with Operation Homefront and local Dollar Tree stores to collect school supplies for children in Waterloo. Now through August 6, store customers donate to the drive and then Dollar Tree donates school supplies to children in need. Those receiving school supplies are Antioch Baptist Church, Eye of the Needle and Irving Elementary School. The foundation provides coordination between store managers, volunteers to pick up donated supplies and identifying benefitting organizations.
As school children return to school this fall, we urge the community to be generous with their donation when visiting area Dollar Tree locations. We know that our kids face many challenges returning to school – having school supplies to start their year will make for an easier transition.