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 www.cs-cc.org. 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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