Elite DNA Behavioral Health is hosting a Back-to-School Supplies Drive throughout the month of July to help area students to prepare for the start of the new school year.
In Gainesville, the drive will benefit students in schools throughout the Alachua County Public Schools district.
“Back to school is already quickly approaching, which can cause a lot of stress for parents and students,” said Elizabeth Dosoretz, LCSW, founder and CEO of Elite DNA Behavioral Health in a press release. “Some parents are left wondering how they will be able to afford their child’s school supplies, and that sense of worry can affect their children. With costs continuing to rise, we need the community to help ease this burden and give every child the tools they need to succeed this year.”
Until July 31, Elite DNA is requesting donations of popular classroom items, including notebooks, college and wide-ruled paper, pocket folders, binders, pens, No. 2 and colored pencils, pink erasers, highlighters, pencil boxes, student scissors, glue sticks, wired headphones, sanitizing wipes and more. Cash donations and gift cards are also accepted for supplies to be purchased by Elite DNA staff.
Donations can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays at Elite DNA’s Gainesville office (1131 NW 64th Terrace, Suite A).
To contact the office, call 352-363-2025. For further information and additional drop-off locations across the state, visit EliteDNA.com.