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Education Notebook: Groups host school supply drives

Two upcoming events are set to help children return to school with all the supplies they need to succeed.

Cricket Wireless and Magic Bus Spokane are teaming up for Back to School Stuff the Pack Drive on Saturday.

At the Stuff the Pack Drive, community members and businesses will fill donation containers with school supplies, clothing and nonperishable, nutritional snacks for children.

Jerome Green and the Magic Bus will present “Music Fusion Flashback,” featuring music from the 1950s through the 1990s, and tambourines, hand shakers and drums. There will also be vendors, emergency vehicles, snacks and refreshments.

The Stuff the Pack Drive will be held at Cricket Wireless, 4823 E. Sprague Ave. from noon to 5 p.m.

Transitions, a nonprofit organization that helps women and children overcome poverty and homelessness, is hosting a school supplies drive for the children at its Transitional Living Center.

Supplies needed include backpacks, clothing and shoes of all sizes, gift cards, blunt-end scissors, boxes of tissues, erasable pens, three-hole portfolio folders with pockets, rulers, spiral notebooks, washable markers and wide-ruled notebook paper.

Drop off donations at the center, 3128 N. Hemlock St., at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Aug. 26. Contact Mary Tracey at mtracey@ help4women.org or call (509) 328-6702 with questions.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to azariap@spokesman.com or call (509) 459-5434.

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