School supplies are being collected by the Residence Park Neighborhood and Civic Association for economically challenged school children in New Rochelle.
Members of the association were stationed Saturday on the island at the intersection of Elm Street and Liberty Avenue taking in donations. The school supplies will be distributed August 29 at Hope Community Services.
Organizers Karen Collins said the association and Hope were excited about this year's back-to-school program.
"Due to the success of the program over the past 20 years and our community's continued socio-economic challenges, this year's program has expanded exponentially," she said.
Collins said because of the program, students whose families may not be able to buy necessary supplies will not be at a disadvantage when classes start.
"Once again, our neighbors and friends have rallied to encourage and support all of the children in our communities," she said.
Supplies and donations will be accepted through Thursday, August 22 at a drop box located at 25 Laurel Pl. in New Rochelle.
(Photo caption: Members of the Residence Park Neighborhood and Civic Association receiving donated supplies, Saturday, August 17, 2013. Credit: Michael Woyton.)