The Davis Police Department is collecting backpacks filled with basic school supplies to donate to students in need as the school year starts back up.
Officers will distribute the donated backpacks to local public schools so that they can be given to students before the academic year begins. It’s called “Pack the Patrol Car,” and it's already in motion.
“I have seen the smiles and tears of gratitude from our local families when they receive these backpacks from the community,” said Police Department Youth Intervention Specialist Trease Petersen in a release. “It is such a simple gift that means so much to students of all ages – from elementary school to high school.”
Here are the details, courtesy of the Davis Police Department. A list of suggested items is below.
Beginning Monday, July 23 and continuing through Friday, August 17th, donations may be dropped off at , 2600 Fifth Street, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please drop backpacks off in the red designated collection container located inside the lobby doors. Due to budgetary constraints, the Police Department lobby is now closed on Saturdays.
This year we are asking the community to purchase a backpack, fill it with the basic supplies listed below and drop it off at Davis PD. Patrol officers will then deliver the filled backpacks to the elementary, junior high and/or high schools in their beat prior to the beginning of school. The school staff will then determine the families most in need and present the students with their new backpacks.
For more information, call Trease Petersen, Davis Police Department Youth Intervention Specialist, at 530-747-5432 or email email@example.com. Here is a list of suggested items:
- 1 backpack for boy or girl
- 1 3-ring binder
- 1 pkg filler paper
- 1 pkg 5 tab insert dividers
- Spiral notebooks (2)
- Pocket folders (2)
- Pencil pouch
- No. 2 pencils (12pk)
- Crayola colored pencils (12 pk)
- 1-3 pk glue sticks
- Scissors (small/med size)
- 1 pkg highlighters
- Small pencil sharpener
- 1 pkg pens – blue/black
- Crayola crayons (24 pk)