NEW JERSEY – The AMI Foundation will be collecting school supplies at all their locations to benefit students in need until August 20.
AMI’s “Tools for Schools” event intends to collect the necessary school supplies for those students who might not be able to get them.
The supply drive will run from July 23-August 20 at all of AMI’s locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Monmouth counties. There will be blue collection baskets in each reception area. You can find the office closest to you at atlanticmedicalimaging.com.
“There are many children right here in our own communities who are not properly prepared for their return to school, simply because they lack the basic supplies like pencils and paper,” said Dr. Peggy Avagliano, President of the AMI Foundation Board of Directors. “We invite the community to join our physicians and employees in donating much-needed school supplies, and thus help provide these children with an equal opportunity at a quality education.”
If you wish to donate, the supplies needed include:
- Spiral notebooks
- Pocket folders
- Colored markers
- Colored pencils
- Glue sticks
- Highlighters, and
- Soft pencil cases.
The AMI Foundation also purchases back packs in addition to the school supply donations. Following the supply drive, the supplies and book bags will be delivered to elementary schools throughout the area. To date, the AMI Foundation has donated 2,500 back packs to area school children in need.