A youth activist website and the office supplies retailer Staples is encouraging students in the Mid-Columbia to collect and donate school supplies for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties.
The effort is part of the fifth annual Staples For Students campaign. The campaign tasks students with operating their own school supply drives and then drop those supplies off at the Staples store at 1480 Tapteal Drive.
The drive starts July 1 and ends Sept. 15. Students interested in participating can visit www.staplesforstudents.org. Campaign officials said all donated supplies will be given to needy Mid-Columbia students.'