Centraide seeks partners for the collection of school supplies | Local News
HICKORY — The price of gasoline has gone up. The price of food has gone up. The price of rent has gone up. Now more than ever, families can use a helping hand to make ends meet.
And although it’s only mid-June, the Catawba County United Way (CCUW) is already focused on helping parents meet the needs of a new school year.
Planning is underway for the 2022 CCUW School Supply Drive, and United Way is seeking area businesses, churches and public agencies to be collection sites. The campaign benefits students in three local public school districts: Catawba County, Hickory Public and Newton-Conover City Schools.
Last year, the CCUW drive collected over 6,000 individual items, received over $800 in donations, and Publix donated over $4,000 in in-store gift cards.
The 2021 collection partners were West Rock, Catawba Valley Medical Center, Peoples Bank, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Partnership for Children, Trinity Ridge, Century Furniture, Hickory Chair, Paramount Automotive, A Women’s View, Catawba County Government, Catawba County Library system, Cloninger Ford Hickory, Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, Authentic Church, ZF Chassis Components and Target in Hickory.
The success of CCUW’s school supply drive meant that hundreds of local students had the tools they needed to succeed.
This year’s campaign will run from July 1 to August 1.
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