The America’s Promise team at CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) is holding a “Back To School Supply Drive” throughout the month of August. The drive is intended to provide area school children 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 and more.

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 once 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 Ashley Murray. “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: An ongoing relationship with a caring adult-mentor, access to safe places & structured activities during non-school hours, a healthy start, a marketable skill through effective education;, and an opportunity to give back through community service.