Durham police collect, distribute school supplies

Posted July 31, 2009 1:47 p.m. EDT
Updated July 31, 2009 2:10 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are collecting school supplies for needy students this weekend.

Bring donations of book bags, pocket folders, notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, glue or glue sticks, dull-tip scissors, rulers, index cards, calculators, erasers and 3-ring binders to Walmart, 1525 Glenn School Road, on Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. or Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All items collected will be distributed at the Back to School Festival Aug. 15 at CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran Street in downtown Durham.

The festival, from noon to 3 p.m., will feature music, games, food, prizes, dance competitions and resources for youths.