YMCAs Collecting School Supplies, Teacher Needs

In response to the devastating effects of Harvey, the YMCA of Greater Houston will host YMCA Operation Backpack 2.0, a hurricane relief effort, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

"After having great success in impacting the lives of more than 115,000 children this summer with donated backpacks and school supplies, we are working to collect the additional school supplies listed below for our students and teachers who lost so much during the flood," the YMCA said Thursday in announcing the effort.

Here are the to five items needed for students:

1. Backpacks – clear or mesh.

2. Notebook paper.

3. Glue sticks.

4. 24-packs of crayons.

5. Pens/pencils.

Here are the top five items needed for teachers:

1. Copy paper.

2. Dry-erase markers.

3. Post-It notes.

4. Pens/pencils.

5. Hand sanitizer.

Donations may be dropped off at any YMCA location listed below:

ALDINE-GREENSPOINT FAMILY YMCA - 10960 North Frwy, Houston, TX 77037

ALIEF FAMILY YMCA - 7850 Howell-Sugar Land Road, Houston, TX 77083

BAYTOWN FAMILY YMCA - 6952 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521

BRENDA AND JOHN DUNCAN YMCA - 10655 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77041

D. BRADLEY MCWILLIAMS FAMILY YMCA - 19915 S.H. 249, Houston, TX 77070

HARRIET AND JOE FOSTER FAMILY YMCA - 1234 W. 34th St., Houston, TX 77018

LAKE HOUSTON FAMILY YMCA - 2420 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, TX 77339

LANGHAM CREEK FAMILY YMCA - 16725 Longenbaugh Dr., Houston, TX 77095

PERRY FAMILY YMCA - 1700 League City Pkwy. W., League City, TX 77573

TELLEPSEN FAMILY DOWNTOWN YMCA - 808 Pease St., Houston, TX 77002

TROTTER FAMILY YMCA - 1331 Augusta Dr., Houston, TX 77057

W.D. LEY FAMILY YMCA - 15055 Wallisville Road, Houston, TX 77049

WEEKLEY FAMILY YMCA - 7101 Stella Link Blvd., Houston, TX 77025

Or, people can make donationd online or via text to help provide students and teachers with the tools they need to be successful in the new school year. Donors can connect to YMCAhouston.org/HarveySchoolSupply or text the word SCHOOL to 91999.

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