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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Press Release - Orange County Office on Youth Accepting Donations for School Supply Closet

The Orange County Office on Youth is now collecting school supplies for the coming school year. For more than 15 years, the Office on Youth has distributed school supplies to families in need, free of charge. Additionally, the children are given available supplies that are included on their individual school’s grade supply request list no matter which Orange County School the youth may be attending.

The Office on Youth is asking for help in continuing this community service due to the success each year from generous donations Orange County citizens and businesses have made to the worthy cause. As in years past, the Office on Youth has partnered with local businesses to have donation bins so anyone wishing to donate supplies can do so without having to drive all the way to the Office on Youth. The following sites have been designated as drop-off locations for donations, including the Office on Youth, with more possibly being added:

Town of Gordonsville 

BB&T Bank
Gordonsville Library
Family Dollar
Your Gordonsville Pharmacy (400 W. Gordon Avenue)

Town of Orange

BB&T Bank
Dollar General – N. Madison Road
Dollar General – James Madison Hwy
Faye’s Office Supplies
Orange County Administration Building
Orange County Office on Youth
Orange County Tourism (Train Depot)
Orange Library
Virginia Community Bank

Locust Grove/Unionville

Dollar General – Lake of the Woods
Dollar General – Locust Grove Town Center
Dollar General - Unionville
Wilderness Library
Clearwater Grill

A list of most needed/used items is listed below:
• Back Packs (NO wheels)
• Marble Composition books
• Colored pencils
• Binders – all sizes
• Glue sticks (regular & large)
• Spiral Notebooks (3 & 5 subject)
• Highlighters (all colors)
• Loose leaf paper (wide & college)
• Markers (wide & thin)
• Scissors (blunt tip)
• Index cards (3 X 5)
• Pencils (regular & mechanical)
• Plastic 2 Pocket Folders (with & without clasps)
• Pens (red, blue & black)
• Dry erase markers 

Distribution of school supplies will begin Monday, August 6, 2018.  The Office on Youth will be open for citizens to come in for supplies on August 6 through 10, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In addition, the Office on Youth is partnering again with the Lake of the Woods Church who is hosting a pick-up location at the RISE Center on Route 20 in the Locust Grove Town Center, located at 32345 Constitution Highway, Suite O (Behind Living Water Community Clinic), for citizens to come in for supplies that live on the eastern end of Orange County. The times for distribution at this location will be posted once they are finalized.

Supply selections may be limited, and we may not be able to fill everything on each child’s list.  Please be advised that supplies may only be obtained at one of the two locations as we must ensure we can help as many kids as possible. As we did last year, proof of need will be required for anyone asking for assistance. 

For additional information, please contact the Office on Youth at (540) 672-5484. 

View the Official Press Release