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Young Friends of 90.7 WMFE Hosts Extended School Supply Drive

Young Friends of 90.7 WMFE Hosts Extended School Supply Drive

Central Florida businesses can sign up to host drop-off locations

ORLANDO — Young Friends of 90.7 WMFE invites the Central Florida community to participate in its ContinuED School Supply Drive to provide vital supplies to students in need throughout the school year.

The Young Friends group has partnered with A Gift For Teaching, which has distributed nearly $108 million worth of supplies to more than 300 schools since 1998. More than 65% (213,000) of students in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties come from homes that cannot afford school supplies, and over 13,000 of them are homeless, according to A Gift For Teaching.

And the need for supplies doesn’t cease after the school year begins. That’s why the supply drive won’t stop in August – we will continue throughout the school year, collecting at WMFE’s studio, at community events and through community partners throughout Central Florida.

Anyone can sign up to collect supplies at their business, association or club. As a drive partner, the business name/logo will be included on the Supply Drive webpage, www.wmfe.org/supplydrive, and on social media.

Most-needed supplies:

  • Packs of #2 pencils
  • 8 or 10-count packs of washable markers
  • Pocket folders
  • Packs of loose-leaf paper
  • 24-count crayon packs
  • Hand sanitizer

Drop-off locations so far:

  • 90.7 WMFE, 11510 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando
  • Canvs, 101 South Garland Avenue, Suite 108, Orlando
  • Carmona Law, P.A., 7457 Aloma Ave, Suite 201, Winter Park & 20 S. Rose Ave., Suite 7, Kissimmee
  • DHN Attorneys, 801 N Magnolia Ave., Ste. 216, Orlando
  • Maitland Wellness Center, 237 Lookout Place, Maitland
  • Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Blvd, Orlando
  • Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, 300 South Orange Ave., Suite 1400, Orlando
  • Temple Israel, 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs
  • Ten Thousand Villages, 329 Park Ave N Unit 102, Winter Park

More information is at www.wmfe.org/supplydrive.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jenny Babcock at 407-273-2300 ext. 112 or email at jbabcock@wmfe.org.