The Hawk Eye
Burlington area teenagers are being asked to make a difference this summer by collecting school supplies and dropping them off at the West Burlington Staples store, 104 W. Agency Road. The national school supply drive is being sponsored by Staples and DoSomething.org, with support from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ciara. From now through Sept. 17, supplies can be dropped off at the store, which will be given to the Burlington Area YMCA-YWCA for distribution to low-income teenagers. To help kick off the campaign, Ciara is starring in a public service announcement that will air on television and radio stations nationwide through September, and Staples is donating more than $125,000 worth of school supplies to the program. Burlington teens who want to get involved can go to www.DoSomething101.org for ideas on how to run school supply drives. Whether holding a school supply drive at summer camp, during a summer sports league or at a neighborhood block party, DoSomething.org and Staples offer tips, resources and flyers for how to get started and make the most of every teen's summer.