School Supplies Needed In Berkeley

BERKELEY – A town-wide effort is underway to ask people to donate new school supplies for Berkeley families.

“Our supplies go directly to the Berkeley School District to be distributed to those children who need them,” Mayor Carmen Amato said. He thanked people for donating supplies for the last five years.

The mayor’s office and the recreation department are organizing this. The following supplies are needed:

 

 

  • Backpacks
  • Notebooks
  • Safety scissors
  • Pens and pencils
  • Erasers
  • Color markers
  • Glue and glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Rulers

Councilman Angelo Guadagno, a fifth grade teacher in the district, urged people to donate.

“You can’t believe how important this school drive is,” he said. Every year, five to seven of his kids come in with no school supplies. It’s not obvious at first, but in a few days, it becomes clear who doesn’t have what is needed.

School supplies can be dropped off at the recreation center on Route 9 in Bayville, the mayor’s office at the Municipal Building at 627 Pinewald-Keswick Rd., or the recreation center booth at the summer events in Veterans Park.

For more information, call 732-244-7400, ext. 1203.

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.