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Westchase School Supply Drive for Just Elementary Organized

Life is good, but not for everyone.Imagine getting to school ready to learn, but not being able to because you have nothing to write with and nothing to write on. Now imagine working so hard at school, and then losing all of your homework and projects because you have no binder or folder in which to carry everything.

These are situations that Just Elementary children face every day. To help them, I’ve decided to organize a school supply drive for Just students for my Bat Mitzvah Project.
Just Elementary is located on Spruce Street in Tampa.

I first found out about this school at The Great West Chase in 2010. Westchase is a big sponsor of Just Elementary, and since I am a Westchase resident, I thought that it would be fitting for me to help too.

I started tutoring reading and writing immediately and continued to tutor every week for seven months. There is, however, always more to be done.

According to Just Elementary’s principal, the most desperately needed supplies are new or very lightly used (for certain items) one-inch binders, number two pencils, 3” x 5” index cards, 8½” x 11” card stock paper, baby wipes, blunt-tipped children’s scissors, colored pencils, composition notebooks, crayons, dry erase board cleaner, dry erase markers, erasers, liquid glue and glue sticks, hand sanitizer, hand soap, highlighters, markers, college-ruled notebook paper, wide-ruled notebook paper, hand-held pencil sharpeners, plain pencil boxes, pocket folders (with prongs), post-it notes, rulers, stickers (stars, smiley faces, good job stickers, etc.) and tissues.

You can drop them off at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center, the Westchase Publix, and Impact Martial Arts in the Westchase Town Center. Collection boxes will remain in place until the beginning of the school year.

Another way you can help is by sending donations in the form of a check payable to Just Elementary School. Please send all monetary donations to Sophie Moss, P.O. Box 262144, Tampa, Florida 33685.
For more information, please visit http://www.sophiesproject.us searc,h my Facebook page, Sophie’s Project, or e-mail sophiesproject.us@gmail.com. Please do whatever you can to help these deserving kids.

Every little bit counts.

By Sophie Moss

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