State police outreach on patrol for school supply support

SUSSEX COUNTY – Delaware State Police are back on community outreach patrol, seeking support to assist elementary school aged children in need with the necessities for school.

Through the Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit, troopers are asking for help with any donations to fill each child’s back-pack with school supplies.

Troopers assigned to the statewide community outreach unit have initiated this program and are working with organizations in their communities to collect and donate school supplies for children in need, said state police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin.

Donations can be taken to headquarters in Dover or to any troop statewide by anyone wishing to help.

Donation boxes will be located in the lobby of each troop for donation of supplies. Donations will be collected until Aug. 31 and the donations will be presented for the 2018-19 school year, prior to school starting.

Supplies needed for the students are: backpacks, No. 2 pencils, spiral notebooks, washable Crayola crayons (box of 24), large pink erasers, pencil cases, colored pencils, washable markers, loose leaf wide ruled paper, highlighters, composition books, 3-ring binders, plastic folders with pockets, tissue boxes and hand sanitizer.

Community Outreach Unit contacts are Cpl./2 Juanita Huey-Smith (Western Sussex County) 302-232-3459, Master Cpl. Ricky Hargis (Eastern Sussex County) 302-752-3804, Cpl. Rob Colmery (New Castle County) 302-365-8466 and Cpl./1 Heather Imhof (Kent and Southern New Castle County) 302-698-8520.

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