LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y. — The America’s Promise team at CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) is holding a “Back To School Supply Drive” throughout the month of August 2014. The drive is intended to provide area schoolchildren with supplies they may need, but cannot afford.

Items needed include: pens, pencils, loose leaf paper, pocket folders, glue sticks, colored pencils, crayons, spiral notebooks, highlighters, liquid glue, construction paper, scissors, erasers, poster board, scotch tape, stickers, wide ruled paper, composition notebooks … even book bags, tissues and lunch boxes will be accepted.

The national symbol for America’s Promise, a red wagon, will be displayed in each location through the end of August as a drop-off location. CCB will distribute the supplies to local schools after they are in session in September.

“This is what we do as part of the America’s Promise commitment; we help children,” states America’s Promise Team Chair Mary Jo Woodarek. “There are so many children that need these items to enhance their learning experience. CCB is pleased to offer area schools help in this way. Please look for the wagon and donate supplies. Without the proper school supplies, some children may not have the same opportunity others enjoy.”

“America’s Promise” members help to ensure that children receive the five resources they need:

1. An ongoing relationship with a caring adult-mentor

2. Access to safe places & structured activities during non-school hours

3. A healthy start

4. A marketable skill through effective education

5. An opportunity to give back through community service

CCB is an FDIC insured New York State chartered independent, community bank. CCB maintains convenient ATMs and can be found on the web at CCB is an equal housing lender. CCB’s main office is located in Little Valley.