School supply donation drive to be held by the Heights Foundation Center

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Collier County school classroom
FILE: Kids in a school classroom. (CREDIT: WINK News)

Going back to school can be stressful for students and parents alike, as the cost of supplies can cause a financial burden.

The Heights Foundation is set to hold an event on Aug. 3 to supply low-income homes in the Harlem Heights community with school supplies before the 2024-25 school year begins.

The foundation placed a wish list of items in hopes that a generous donor may contribute to helping lower-income families with education supplies for school.

Here is the list:

  • 1-inch three-ring binders
  • Calculators (basic and scientific)
  • Crayons (24/box), colored pencils (12/box), markers (10/box)
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Erasers, pens, pencils, pencil cases and sharpeners
  • Black dry-erase markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Lined filler paper
  • Pocket folders
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Dividers
  • Index cards
  • Spiral notebooks and composition books
  • USB flash drives (8GB-16GB)
  • New and durable backpacks (Size 17 or higher)

The dropoff deadline is Wednesday, July 31, at The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers.

Donations can be dropped off at the designated drop-off site from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Donors can shop online for school supplies or make a financial donation at

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