Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is sponsoring his annual school supplies drive. McDonough said he is proud to once again sponsor this event as a way to help local families in difficult financial situations. As a longtime proponent of education, the assemblyman wants to ensure that students in his district return to school fully prepared with supplies and ready to learn.
“With the rising costs of stationery and education, many Long Island students come back to school lacking important supplies, or must share with other students in the classroom,” McDonough said.
“An essential part of any successful education program is making sure students are properly equipped to participate in classroom activities, and that involves having sufficient supplies and a high level of preparedness. Many students are subject to difficult financial situations at home and their success should not suffer because of that. Help me provide for the next generation of students and together we can improve the quality of education on Long Island.”
The school supply drive runs now through August 31. All donations may be dropped off at McDonough’s District Office at 404 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The most needed items are pens, paper, glue, binders, notebooks, backpacks, scissors, markers and colored pencils. For more information call McDonough’s district office at 409-2070.