Olympia radio station to collect school supplies during Friday event

lpemberton@theolympian.comAugust 5, 2013 

Phil Roy of PACLAB Network Laboratories in Olympia delivers a boxful of school supplies during the "Radio Day" fundraiser for the Little Red Schoolhouse Project at MIXX-96.1 radio station in downtown Olympia on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. In addition to cash donations from passing motorists, the collection day brought in donations of supplies and money from individuals, groups and businesses. The annual Little Red Schoolhouse event provides free clothing, backpacks and school supplies for anyone who needs it. The giveaway will take place next Thursday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a new location, Capital High School in west Olympia. In 2011, the event served more than 3,000 students and 900 families. (TONY OVERMAN/Staff photographer)

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Donations to benefit the Little Red Schoolhouse can be dropped off between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday at the corner of Washington Street and State Ave. in downtown Olympia, during Mixx 96.1’s annual collection event.

The nonprofit organization – which helps gear families in need for the school year – is in need of backpacks, school supplies, socks, underwear and new or gently used coats. Cash donations to help the organization purchase items in bulk will also be accepted. 

 

For more information on the event or other ways to support the Little Red Schoolhouse go to www.redschool.org

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