Donate to the Back to School Bash

PRESS RELEASE                                      CONTACT:   Kathy Milo, (440) 350-2447
July 13, 2015                                                               LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT

                                                                                    Donna Bullis, (440) 357-2008
                                                                                    SALVATION ARMY           


AUGUST 8, 2015 FROM 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.


For several years, children from low-income families in Lake County have begun the new school year equipped with fresh pencils, notebooks, backpacks, and other supplies thanks to the cooperative efforts of local businesses and organizations.  This year, Salvation Army is collecting donations for school supplies. 

The following items are requested:

Pencils Red Pens
Glue sticks Bottle glue
Wide Rule Notebooks Blue/Black Pens
Crayons Highlighters
Colored pencils Pencil pouches
Washable markers 3 ring binders
Scissors Dry erase markers
Rulers Index cards
Supply Box Backpacks
Wide Rule Paper Kleenex

If you would like to donate, please drop off the donated school supplies at the Salvation Army, 69 Pearl St. Painesville, Ohio 44077.  If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can make a check payable to The Salvation Army, on the memo line write “school supplies”. Mail checks to The Salvation Army 69 Pearl St. Painesville, Ohio 44077. School supplies will be distributed on August 8, 2015 at the Salvation Army in Painesville.

Also, on August 8, the Lake County General Health District (LCGHD), the Salvation Army and many local organizations are holding the 3rd Annual Back to School Bash at Harvey High School from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  This event will include free haircuts for adults and children, books, clothing, sports physicals, cholesterol screenings, blood pressure screenings, immunizations, food distribution (limited supply available), and other services available to help families get ready for school. Everything is free.  “This is a time to improve the overall health of the community and have the children get off to a good start”, says Kathy Milo, Director of Health Promotion and Planning at LCGHD.

For families who are in need of school supplies, applications will be accepted starting in July and are available by calling the Salvation Army at (440) 354-3774.  For more information, visit LCGHD’s website at; or call 440.350.2447 or 440.357.2008.