Dosher to Host Drive-Through School Supply Drive on August 4th
Donations are for the benefit of students served by Communities In Schools of Brunswick County
The second annual “Operation School Supplies” at Dosher Memorial Hospital is scheduled for Thursday, August 4, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Local residents are invited to drop off new school supplies at the hospital front entrance, which will be donated to benefit students served by Communities In Schools of Brunswick County. Participants will be able to “drive-through and drop off” donations without having to leave their cars.
This event will be held in conjunction with the Communities In Schools annual Back to School Supply Drive which takes place each August, where collection boxes can be found at their thrift shops. Dosher looks forward to hosting an alternative location for this event, with the convenience of a drive-through arrangement. The school supplies enable every student to prepare for the school year by having the tools they need to succeed.
Needed supplies include the following:
- Headphones or earbuds
- Loose-leaf paper – college ruled
- Loose-leaf paper – wide ruled
- Colored Pencils
- Glue Sticks
- Dry Erase Markers
- #2 Pencils (not mechanical) and erasers
- Pencil pouch for binder or supply box
- Two-inch 3-ring binders
- Composition books wide ruled
- Spiral notebooks and dividers for 2-inch binders
- Three-inch 3-ring binders
- Spiral notebooks and dividers for 3 -inch binders
- Blue or black ink pens
Call Dosher Community Relations with any questions about this event at 910-457-3900.
Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport operates a network of medical and surgical services in our local area. In addition to hospital and surgical services, Dosher runs five primary care clinics, a seasonal clinic on Bald Head Island, a Convenient Care, a general surgery practice, and a women’s health clinic.
About Communities In Schools:
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County has been serving local students and families for the past twenty-seven years, in partnership with Brunswick County Schools and other community partners. Its primary focus is dropout prevention. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The organization provides the Action for Success Dropout Prevention Program, Peer Court, and the 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool and Summer Camp Program. The core program, Action for Success, places Success Coaches in local high-need schools to work during the school day with students identified as at-risk for not being promoted to the next grade at the end of the school year or dropping out of school. Services are provided through individualized Student Support Plans that include academic tutoring, social-emotional learning, mentoring, behavioral interventions, school attendance interventions, and basic needs (clothing, hygiene products, school supplies, winter coats). The program serves over 450 students annually.