From July 1 through Aug. 31, families are invited to donate school supplies at the Cameron Village Ten Thousand Villages store in Raleigh.
Organizers are trying to put together school supply kits with the following:
*four spiral or perforated notebooks (around 70 sheets)
*four unsharpened pencils
*one ruler (flat, flexible plastic; indicating both 30cm and 12")
*12 colored pencils (in packaging)
*one large pencil eraser
The Mennonite Central Committee will place the kits in hand -ewn drawstring bags and distribute them around the world in areas hard hit by violence, natural disaster, or poverty. Keep this effort and others in mind as you do your back-to-school shopping...