Back to school shopping is underway, but some children will head back to the classroom without much-needed, basic supplies. The City is collecting school supplies for economically disadvantaged children in the community through August 15.

Some of the items needed include: pens, pencils, crayons, double pocket folders, composition books, backpacks, tissues, hand sanitizer, rulers, scissors, glue, loose leaf paper, etc.

“Through the help of City staff, volunteers and the community, we can give these children the supplies they need to be properly prepared for the school year,” Volunteer Services Coordinator Kim Sanecki said.

Donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations: Volunteer Services inside Mullins Park, 10000 Ben Geiger Drive (N.W. 29th St.); Police Department Lobby, 2801 Coral Springs Drive; City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road; City Hall in the Mall at Coral Square Mall; or Marco’s Pizza, 8220 Wiles Road.

Cash donations are also accepted toward supplies and uniforms. School begins August 21 in Broward County.

Remember that the weekend of August 4-6 is Tax Free for school supplies. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 954-346-4430.