8th Annual Berkeley School Supply Drive Underway

  BERKELEY – Back for its eighth year, Mayor Carmen Amato’s School Supply Drive is looking to help out local students with the essentials for back to school.

  “Berkeley Township is a very supportive and giving community. We had record amounts of school supplies last year. Each year it’s gets bigger and bigger. Sadly, some students still go to school without basic supplies. That’s where our drive comes in,” said Mayor Amato.

  The drive is looking for the following items:

  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Regular and Colored Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Rulers
  • Safety Scissors
  • Folders
  • Backpacks
  • And more

  “All supplies collected go directly to Berkeley Township Elementary School Children in need. The need is greater and greater each year,” Amato said.

  If you wish to contribute, you can drop off school supplies at Mayor Amato’s office at Town Hall, the Berkeley Township Recreation Building, or at the Recreation Department’s booth at any of the Sounds of Summer concerts.

  “I have seen firsthand when these supplies are given to our school children.  You can see the excitement and appreciation. Please consider making a donation – big or small,” said Councilman Angelo Guadagno, who is also an educator.

  “We still have plenty of summer left, but it’s never too early to start collecting school supplies. On behalf of the children of our township, I thank each and every one who has donated and supported the Mayors drive,” said Amato.