BANGOR — As the upcoming school year approaches, preparations are underway for a back-to-school drive in Old Town.
The Courageous Steps Project will be hosting their 8th annual Back to School drive Wednesday, August 4 at Governor’s Restaurant.
The founder of the Courageous Steps Project, Connor Archer said they’re accepting donations to help teachers and students get the supplies they need to succeed.
Archer said this drive will benefit over two dozen schools in Eastern Maine.
“Crayons, markers, notebooks, hand sanitizers, and zip lock bags have been become more common to store in the supplies as well,” said Archer.
“So that’s been a huge need over the course even before the pandemic,” said Archer. “But now that we’ve lived through COVID, it’s such a bigger need now more than ever especially since kids might return to in-person learning this fall.”
Folks can drop off the school supplies at Governor’s Restaurant in Old Town from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
If you miss that date, the organization will be accepting monetary donations at Dairy Queen in Old Town Friday, August 13.