LIVE OAK — Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, has announced a local back-to-school supply donation drive taking place through Aug. 17.
The community can donate new school supplies and other classroom materials by placing donations in the collection bins at the Windstream retail store located at on 206 White Avenue in Live Oak.
As the new school year approaches, the National Retail Federation estimates that families will spend an average of $674 on needed back-to-school supplies and clothing.
“Here at Windstream we are committed to giving to local schools/organizations in need,” said Summer Hart, Live Oak retail store manager. “This school supply drive will allow many students in our community to have access to the essential school supplies that are necessary for them to succeed in the classroom.”
Students’ and teachers’ wish lists include basic school supplies, such as paper, crayons, scissors, pencils, pens, glue, markers, folders, and erasers, as well as other items used in classrooms every day, such as tissues and hand sanitizer.
All donations received from the drive will be provided to Love, Inc.
As part of Windstream's continued involvement in the community, anyone that goes to a retail store during the school supply drive can enter to win a Chromebook 11. A donation is not required to enter the drawing.
To donate visit the Windstream retail store at 206 White Avenue in Live Oak.