For the 17th consecutive year Colorado State University volunteers will stuff backpacks with school supplies for Poudre School District students. This year the School is Cool program also will assist students in need from the Windsor School District following the devastating tornadoes that damaged and destroyed hundreds of homes in that community.
WHEN: Backpacks will be stuffed with school supplies 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Backpacks will be distributed to Poudre School District schools and Windsor schools 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.
WHERE: Stock Judging Pavilion on the Colorado State University campus. The Pavilion is located just south of the Animal Sciences Building and directly east of the Microbiology Building.
DETAILS: An estimated 2,500 backpacks will be filled with pens, paper, folders and more for distribution to Poudre School District. The filled backpacks will be delivered to Poudre principals and counselors at elementary, junior and senior high schools who will then determine the recipients. 250 backpacks are slated for distribution to the Windsor School District.
Since 1991, School is Cool has provided supplies to more than 16,000 local students. Last year alone, the program provided school supplies to more than 2,000 Poudre School District students in 37 schools. In 2007 the program expanded to the high school level.
CONTACTS: For more details about School is Cool, visit www.schooliscool.colostate.edu or contact Kathy Phifer at 491-6561 or Kathy.Phifer@ColoState.edu or Jim Beers at 491-6401 or Jim.Beers@ColoState.edu.