The America’s Promise team at CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) is holding a “Back To School Clothing & Supply Drive” throughout the month of August 2017. This year, CCB is modifying their request list to include clothing. Whether the needs are of a supply nature or clothes, it’s all important to the children!

Clothing items are needed for youngsters ages 3-10 and include:

Socks, underclothing, shoes, shirts and pants.

Supply 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.

“This year, schools reached out to let us know about the need for clothing,” states America’s Promise Team Chair Ashley Murray. “School nurses informed CCB that children in some elementary schools go through 3-4 changes of clothes a day and most of the time, the clothes are not returned to the school. CCB has been doing the supply drive for many, many years. This is what we do as part of the America’s Promise commitment; we help children! If they not only need supplies, but clothes as well … That’s what we’ll put out into the World to try and help them! Please look for the wagon and donate clothes and supplies.”

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 clothing and supplies to local schools once they are in session in September.

“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;

An opportunity to give back through community service.