School supplies needed to help students impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Published: Sep. 18, 2017 at 6:40 PM MDT
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Thousands of backpacks were purchased to help kids in one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey, and now the community is being asked to help fill those bags.

The Rocky Mountain Honda Dealer Association purchased 2,500 backpacks to send to schools in Dickinson, Texas. The Honda dealers are asking for support from the local community to stop by their nearest Honda dealership and help fill the backpacks with school supplies for the children in need. The donation period runs from now until Sept. 30.

Sixty percent of the homes in Dickinson were flooded by Hurricane Harvey and many families lost everything. Dickinson’s population is a little more than 20,000 and 90 percent of the students in the district are on a free or reduced lunch program. Fortunately, only one area school sustained significant damage and the students have returned to class, but they are still in need of essential items. The intent is for the backpacks and school supplies to be one less thing for those families affected to worry about as they begin the process of rebuilding.

You can drop off supplies at the Freedom Honda dealership, 4955 New Car Drive in Colorado Springs

Requested supplies:

No. 2 Pencils

Pink Bevel Erasers

Plastic Pencil Boxes

Plastic Pencil Pouch w/zipper

Crayons (16, 24 count)

Washable Markers

Composition Books

Notebooks Wide-Ruled

Glue Sticks, Elmer’s White Glue

5” Blunt and Pointed Scissors

Ear buds or Headphones

Erasable Ballpoint Red, Blue and

Black Pens

Rulers with customary and metric


3-Ring Binders

Tissues, Paper Towels

Hand Sanitizers, Hand Soap

Wet Wipes

Folders with pockets with and

without brads

Colored Pencils

Package of 200 sheet, 3-holed

notebook paper (wide ruled)


Lunch Box or Bag

Assorted Construction Paper


Pencil Sharpener

Subject Dividers

Low Odor Dry Erase Markers

Heavy Duty Poly Portfolio

Index Cards

Visa Gift Cards

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