Jefferson Telecom has partnered with New Opportunities this year to supply school age children with the basic materials to succeed in school. Last year, roughly 250 children were given all of their school supplies including a backpack due to donations by the community.
Suggested donations are #2 pencils; ink pens – red, blue, and black; glue sticks (not bottles of glue); wide-ruled spiral notebooks; loose-leaf wide ruled paper; 16-count crayons; pencil boxes; erasers; scissors; and washable markers. Monetary donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase additional supplies that are lacking.
All donations are asked to be made by Aug. 12. New Opportunities will then take all items and appropriately disperse the materials to the children in need.
Persons who want more information can call Jefferson Telecom at 515-386-4141, option #4. Donations can be dropped off at the Jefferson Telecom office at 105 W. Harrison Street, Jefferson prior to Aug. 12.