Crayons, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Denise Mattox’s photostream

Donations requested for Pittsburgh school students in advance of start of school year

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 5, 2016) Mayor William Peduto and Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith have launched a school supply drive for Pittsburgh students.

Boxes are placed in the lobby of the City-County Building for donations. Suggested supplies include looseleaf paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, backpacks, erasers, markers and crayons.

“I’m happy the Mayor and I are finding a way to show kids across Pittsburgh that the City cares about them, and wants them to be successful in the coming school year,” Councilwoman Kail-Smith said.

The two-week drive will accept donations through Thursday, August 18.