Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to School Help

Many area businesses and groups have back-to-school charitable efforts under way. Here is a list of those in Southeast Volusia:


Sonny's Bar-B-Q, Port Orange, 1515 Dunlawton Ave., is collecting clothing, including back-to-school clothes, for the Battered Women and Children's Shelter through Aug. 20.

The Junior League of Daytona Beach is accepting donations of new boys and girls socks and underwear to be distributed at its annual Best Foot Forward event scheduled for Sept. 12 at JCPenney in Volusia Mall. The program provides clothing to more than 140 Title I elementary-aged children in back-to-school clothing and shoes. Donations can be dropped off at the League office, 122 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 386-253-1756.

The Oak Hill Community Trust is collecting school supplies for distribution at its auction at the Village Improvement Association Hall, 126 E. Halifax Ave., at 5 p.m. Saturday. Boxes are located at Goodrich Restaurant, City Hall, the Oak Hill library and area churches. Cash donations will be accepted at the auction.

Walgreens in Volusia and Flagler counties are collecting school supplies for area schools. All stores have a drop box for donations. Each store will distribute the supplies to schools in its community.

Regions Bank is collecting school supplies to donate to three Family Renew Community facilities. Supplies can be dropped off at any Regions office in Volusia County.

The Edgewater Edward Jones offices are a drop-off point for schools supplies through Aug. 31. Donations can be brought to the offices at 341 N. Ridgewood Ave. and 1604 S. Ridgewood Ave. during regular business hours.

The Edgewater New Smyrna Beach Elks Club No. 1557, 820 W. Park Ave., Edgewater, is collecting school supplies and gift cards, in conjunction with Gifts of Love foodbank, to be used to purchase new shoes for local students. Donations for shoes can made by check payable to Elks Lodge No. 1557, or by gift cards from Wal Mart or Kmart. Donations also can be dropped off at the lodge from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, or after 4 p.m. each day.

The Attic of White Chapel Church of God, 1730 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona, will host its third back-to-school clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 14. The Attic also will be giving away free bicycles.

Edgewater Alliance Church is accepting clothing donations for children who attend Edgewater Public School, donations of new or gently used clothing can be made at the church office on S. Ridgewood.