LITTLE VALLEY - The America's Promise team at Cattaraugus County Bank is holding a back-to-school supply drive throughout August to provide area school children with supplies they may need, but that their parents may not be able to afford.
Items needed include: pens, pencils, loose leaf paper, pocket folders, glue sticks, colored pencils, crayons, spiral notebooks, highlighters, liquid glue, construction paper, scissors, erasers, poster board, scotch tape, stickers, wide ruled paper, composition notebooks. Book bags, tissues and lunch boxes will be accepted.
The national symbol for America's Promise, a red wagon, will be displayed in each location through the end of August as a drop-off location. Cattaraugus County Bank officials will distribute the supplies to local schools after they are in session in September.
"This is what we do as part of the America's Promise commitment; we help children," said Mary Jo Woodarek, America's Promise team chair. "There are so many children that need these items to enhance their learning experience. CCB is pleased to offer area schools help in this way. Please look for the wagon and donate supplies. Without the proper school supplies, some children may not have the same opportunity others enjoy."
America's Promise members help to ensure that children receive the five resources they need, including:
an ongoing relationship with a caring adult-mentor;
access to safe places & structured activities during non-school hours;
a healthy start;
a marketable skill through effective education; and
an opportunity to give back through community service.
Cattaraugus County Bank is an FDIC-insured, state-chartered independent, community bank. From Jan. 2, 1902, Cattaraugus County Bank has accrued assets totaling more than $185 million. The bank's main branch is in Little Valley. For more information, visit ccblv.com.