The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Edwards Middle School are teaming up to ask for the public's help in donating much needed school supplies.
In late August, Sheriff Eric Levett was contacted by a representative from Edwards Middle School about a shortage in school supplies. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Edwards Middle School did not receive any school supplies from sponsors that had previously donated supplies in prior years. Understanding the need for support in an area as vital to the community as education, Sheriff Levett agreed to partner with Edwards Middle School and reach out to ask the public for help in collecting these much needed school supplies. Donation boxes will be placed at the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office main office and new Southside Precinct.
The following school supplies are needed: Band-Aids, binders (1"), colored pencils, composition books, copy paper (various colors and white), correction fluid or tape, cough drops, crayons, disinfectant wipes, dry erase markers, erasers, flash drives (2GB), folders with pockets, glue sticks, graph paper, hand sanitizer, highlighters, index cards (3"x5"), ink pens (blue, black and red), loose leaf notebook paper, notebook dividers, paper towels, pencils, pencil holder pouches, pencil sharpeners, permanent markers (black), pocket dictionaries, Post-it notes, reinforcement labels, rulers, scissors, spiral notebooks, storage bags (gallon or quart sizes), tape, three-subject notebooks, and tissues.
"I hope that the Rockdale County community will come together to help out with these school supplies," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "The Edwards Middle School students and their families will be greatly appreciative. We as a community can help these students succeed with just a small donation of a few much needed school supplies."