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Open Prairie looking for school supply donations

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:13 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:18 p.m. CDT
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Children receive school kits from Church World Service.

PRINCETON — Open Prairie United Church of Christ of Princeton is collecting school supplies until Aug. 3 to donate to the international organization Church World Service (CWS). The supplies will be used to make up school kits. Open Prairie is hoping to collect at least 8 complete kits to contribute.

Each kit is comprised of the following supplies: 70-count spiral notebooks, blunt-tip scissors, 12-inch rulers, hand-held pencil sharpeners, large erasers, pencils with erasers and 24-count crayons.

Monetary donations will also be accepted to cover shipping costs. CWS school kits give children in impoverished schools, refugee camps or other difficult settings some of the basic tools for learning.

School kits are distributed by CWS in the United States and worldwide. CWS recently shipped 3,000 kits for distribution to Syria and needs to replenish their supply. They began in 1946 following World War II and continues its mission today to work with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. They are active in more than 30 countries.

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