TUCSON, Ariz. — Valerie Cavazos hosted a Town Hall style live stream with Kelsey Glavin, a teacher at Prince Elementary, and Andrea Davidson, principal at Sunrise Drive elementary to discuss the need for school supplies as children head "back-to-school" in an environment of remote learning and social distancing.
The live discussion took place on the KGUN Facebook and YouTube pages. Parents, students, and teachers attended to ask questions.
The Salvation Army is collecting school supplies to give to children in need.
The Back to School Backpack, Support Our Students (SOS) school supply drive is happening now.
Children in lower-income families are given backpacks filled with supplies to ensure they can succeed in the upcoming school year. Items needed include binders, pencils, paper, colored pencils, glue, crayons, pencil pouches, hand sanitizer, and other necessary school-related materials.
We're asking you to drop off donated materials at any of the 12 Fry's Food Stores across town.
For more information on the drive, or to make a monetary donation online, visit salvationarmytucson.org/back-to-school-drive.