Changes to Action Center's annual school supplies event

Masks, appointments required due to COVID-19

Casey Van Divier
cvandivier@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 7/24/20

Starting school off with the right supplies is important for students every year, said said Pam Brier, the center's executive director. And that's especially true as students are preparing to return …

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Changes to Action Center's annual school supplies event

Masks, appointments required due to COVID-19

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Starting school off with the right supplies is important for students every year, said said Pam Brier, the center's executive director. And that's especially true as students are preparing to return to school with new regulations after months of staying home.

That's why it's been important for the Action Center, a human-services nonprofit serving Jefferson County, to ensure its annual school supply distribution will go forward this year.

“I think we all remember how a new backpack and fresh school supplies helped us to feel excited, confident and ready for the new school year,” Brier said.  “The Action Center is grateful for the support of the community who are helping us to give students across Jeffco the supplies they need to head into the new school year feeling confident and prepared." 

Last year, the event, which provides basic supplies to students such as paper, scissors and folders, served approximately 2,000 households. This year, the event's capacity allows for about 1,800 households to be served, said Tawney Eisenbraun, the center's communications manager. That's factoring in numerous health and safety precautions the center is taking to protect families and volunteers from the virus.

With some big changes affecting this year's event, here are five things to know about the school supplies distribution.

Appointments required

As opposed to previous years, all families must make an appointment to be part of the distribution. Because of social distancing requirements, the center cannot accommodate those who show up without an appointment.

Eisenbraun said the easiest and quickest way to sign up for an appointment is through the Action Center's website, theactioncenter.org, under the Events tab. Those who do not have internet access can call the Action Center at (720) 407-6680.

Where and when

The distribution will be held at its usual location, Stevens Elementary School, at 7101 W. 38 Ave. in Wheat Ridge. It will run from Aug. 10 through 15, with families asked to make an appointment for a specific time on one of those days.

Masks required

You will be required to wear a face covering to pick up school supplies.

One family member only

The Action Center has asked for only one individual from each household to attend the event. Individuals should not bring their children or babies to limit the spread of COVID-19. A single family member will be able to pick up supplies for all students in a household.

Who's eligible

All families who feel they are in financial need and would like help acquiring school supplies are invited to sign up for an appointment.

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