Luzerne County Head Start (LCHS) received dozens of back to school supplies for children thanks to a school supply drive hosted by employees at Core Mark, Wilkes-Barre and CVS Caremark, Hanover Twp. Both businesses participate in the agency’s Adopt-A-Classroom program.
The program is designed to promote community engagement and strengthen the bond between community leaders and Head Start children. Volunteers from businesses that adopt classrooms at LCHS read stories, sponsor classroom activities, participate in classroom celebrations, and donate classroom supplies.
Over the course of several weeks, staff at Core Mark and CVS Caremark collected notebooks, markers, crayons, pencils, scissors, classroom activity books and more. The supplies were boxed up and delivered to Luzerne County Head Start’s Beekman Street center.
The items will help ensure children from low-income families who attend Luzerne County Head Start will start the school year with everything they need to be successful at the start of the new school year.
The first day of the new program year at Luzerne County Head Start was Monday, August 31.