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Hookers begin summer school supply drive

August 5, 2015
Special to The Eagle ( , Pine Island Eagle

The Matlacha Hookers have started their annual summer school supply drive. Again, this is when the generosity of island residents begins to shine.

There are still many families on Pine Island struggling to make ends meet, so the Hookers want to pool resources and help out.

Hooker board member Nancy Chandler said, "With the ever increasing price of gasoline, food and school clothes, many island families need our help with the little things that every child needs to start their new year at school."

And the Matlacha Hookers want to help and ease that burden a bit with the help of the giving and generous island community!

The following is a list of items, supplied by island teachers, that the children may need upon entering school: pencils boxes, scissors (blunt tip), #2 pencils, large pink rectangular erasers, cap erasers, Whiteboard markers (fine tip), glue sticks, colored pencils, red, blue, and black pens, red pencils with erasers, Elmer's glue, wide-ruled loose leaf paper, marbled composition books, spiral notebooks in all sizes, rulers, Crayola crayons, yellow hi-lighters, 3x5 index cards, Expo markers (dry eraser), pocket folders in all colors, Kleenex with aloe, fun stickers, Scotch tape, Ziplock Bags (all sizes), Handiwipes/Lysol disinfectants, 3-ring binders (2 inch and 3 inch), paper towels, 1 inch notebooks.

Drop off bins are located in various places around the island; a few of which include: Little Lily's Deli, Island Girl Fitness Club, Mike's Island Grill, Traders Hitching Post, CW Fudge Factory, The Matlacha Post Office, First Baptist Church, The Methodist Church, Fisher's of Men Lutheran Church, American Legion, and various other locations. Items are being collected through Friday, Aug. 14.

As in the past, any additional items that residents want to donate will be appreciated. Those who would like to make a monetary contribution, contact Chandler at 239-282-9541.



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