Catholic Charities holds back-to-school drive - Catholic Courier

Catholic Charities holds back-to-school drive

In partnership with local businesses, Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler is collecting new or like-new backpacks, as well as new school supplies, through mid-August to benefit local children in need.

Drop-off locations are available at the following businesses: Farmers Insurance, Elmira; Mr. Panosian’s Famous Shoes, Elmira; Purple Iris Boutique, Horseheads; Treu Office Supply and Furniture, Elmira; Chemung County Library District, all locations; Famous Brands, Watkins Glen; Hi-Lites, Watkins Glen; Parmenter Tire, Auto and Truck Service, Odessa, Montour Falls and Horseheads; Schuyler Hospital Primary Care Center, Montour Falls; Quinlan’s Pharmacy, Montour Falls; and Watkins Glen Public Library.

Donations also are being accepted at the Samaritan Center, 380 S. Main St., Elmira (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.); and Schuyler Outreach, 112 Tenth St., Watkins Glen (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 4 p.m.; and July 23 and Aug. 13, 6 to 8 p.m.). The Samaritan Center is accepting new and like-new sneakers as well.

Monetary donations may be sent to Catholic Charities, 215 E. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901; or made online at If paying by check, please indicate Back to School Drive and which county, if desired.

Donated items will be distributed at the Samaritan Center on Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (must be a Chemung County resident), and at Schuyler Outreach on Aug. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. (must be a Schuyler County resident). Free haircuts for children will be offered in Elmira from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 22, and in Schuyler County from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 20.

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