Once again the Vinton-Shellsburg Schools are working with area churches and local businesses to gather school supplies for students. Last year we provided supplies for over 150 students in our school district.

If you would like to donate supplies, you can bring them to a collection box at the following locations: Shopko, Fareway, LaGrange Pharmacy and the Vinton Unlimited Office. If you would like to sponsor a student or make a cash donation you can get it to the VS Schools Central Office at 1502 C Ave. The cost to sponsor one student with a full set of grade level supplies is $40.

Watch for more information about the distribution of school supplies to be held on August 9 and 17. We will host this event at Clickstop Cares in Urbana and families will also be able to shop for clothing and other items they may need.

Based on input from parents and research into what other schools are doing, parents will be able to purchase prepackaged school supply kits for their elementary students. Details will be available with registration and is made possible through a partnership with Monkeytown.

If you have questions feel free to contact Molly Noren atmolly.noren@vscsd.org.