Many New Jersey children face the prospect of arriving at their first day of school this September without the most basic of school supplies. In order to address this, the AMI Foundation is launching its 10th Annual “Tools For School” supply drive, July 23rd through August 20th.
There are many children right here in our own communities who are not properly prepared for their return to school, simply because they lack the basic supplies like pencils and paper. We invite the community to join us in donating much-needed school supplies, and thus help provide these children with an equal opportunity at a quality education.
The AMI Foundation has placed blue collection baskets in the reception areas of all twelve AMI office locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The list of requested school supplies includes pencils, erasers, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, crayons, colored markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, highlighters and soft pencil cases. Many of these supplies can be purchased at deep discounts at the area’s large retailers, such as WalMart and Target.
As in years past, the AMI Foundation has also purchased book bags to accompany the school supply donations. Once the drive is complete, the collected supplies and book bags will be delivered to elementary schools throughout the area in late August. To date, the AMI Foundation has donated 2,500 book bags to area school children in need.