School equipment collected for children in Yolo County
July 19, 2012 by James
West Sacramento’s IKEA store is collecting school supplies to be delivered to the Yolo County Children’s Alliance so that children in the area can attend school equipped with the necessary materials. A collection drive for the ‘Getting Yolo County Kids Ready for School’ project started on July 9 and will finish on July 29.
The project has been launched to seek help from the local community to make sure that children from low-income families can start school with the equipment they will need. Children from kindergarten to kids in high school will be helped by the donations, which can be dropped off at the store or IKEA customers can donate their purchases from the store directly. According to the store manager, Heine Roikjer, this will be the first collection for school materials which has been held at the store, ready to be delivered to Yolo County Children’s Alliance. In 2011, supplies were donated by businesses in the local community, along with donations from local residents. It is hoped that the IKEA donation drive will provide more kids with the necessary equipment to start school.
A variety of equipment is required, including backpacks in solid colors, although red is not accepted. Stationery, pens, and pencils are all urgently required by children starting school this year. To raise the profile of the donation drive, IKEA may want to consider utilizing the services of a local printing company to provide flyer printing so that even more of the local community is able to donate.