Classroom Supply Drive at Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from August 1, 2016 until August 11, 2016

Location: Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium, 5215 Illinois Road

Phone: 260-693-2966

Event Description

August 1, 2016 Updated Aug 1, 2016 at 10:29 AM EDT

Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium announced they will be hosting a classroom supply drive at the boutique August 1 – 11. Focused on Levan Scott and Abbett elementary schools on Fort Wayne’s south side, the drive is intended to be a way to support teachers as the 2016-2017 academic year begins.

“Many classrooms will begin the new school year without the supplies educators need to be successful. As a full-time teacher for Fort Wayne Community Schools, I see where supplemental classroom supply drives are extremely beneficial. I’m also a partner in Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium, and so many of our customers are eager to help teachers and our students on the south side of Fort Wayne,” said Kelli Packnett.

Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium will offer a 20% OFF discount on an entire purchase when a shopper donates three or more items from the provided list of needed supplies during regular business hours August 1-11. The approved and much needed supplies are: •Whiteboard Markers
•Post-It Notes
•Ticonderoga Pencils
•Paper Towels
•Unscented Clorox Wipes
•Chart Paper Markers
•Markers (for students)
•Erasers (pencil cap erasers or standard erasers)
•Wal-Mart Gift Cards (for supplies and classroom rewards/prizes)
•Kroger Gift Cards
•Gallon sized Ziploc Bags
•8.5” x 11” Laminating Pouches

“We understand that the faculty members at Levan Scott and Abbett spend a lot of their personal money to supplement the missing classroom supplies each school year. We want to try and relieve some of that burden and support the teachers that so willingly educate in high-risk areas. We invite our shoppers and the community to join with us,” says Kristin Packnett, Managing Partner of Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium.

Donated and collected supplies will be delivered to Levan Scott and Abbett on Friday, August 12. The Fort Wayne Community Schools academic year begins Monday, August 15.

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