School Tools: August 5 -September 1, 2018

Discover how you can help support an education.

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The excitement of a new school year can be found in the smell of a pink eraser, the crisp pages of a spiral notebook, or in the point of a perfectly sharpened pencil. Picking out these tools before the first day of school is an experience most students take delight in; a chance to personalize their educational arsenal as they head off to a new year of learning.

However, come September, over 55,000 students in Washington state struggle to buy the school supplies necessary to excel in the classroom. For over 16 years, Bartell Drugs has partnered with Star 101.5, World Vision, and generous neighbors like you to help make sure these students have the tools they need to achieve their educational dreams. The School Tools program welcomes donations of school supplies and hygiene products at all sixty-six Bartell Drugs locations. These donations will assist qualifying students in over 160 schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.

The benefits seen from this program are reflected in the smiles of the students along with their academic achievements. The positive impact School Tools has on learners is like no other. Teachers are also grateful for this program and appreciate the support for the kids in their classrooms. Local teacher Marie H.C. recalls that “many of our students come without supplies and I end up spending personal dollars. I wish you could see the smiles on our students’ faces when they get NEW supplies. Those supplies make them feel good about the work they are doing.”

There are 3 easy ways you can donate:

  • Look for School Tools tags on participating school supplies and hygiene {products} to purchase and place in the red donation bin at the front of all Bartell’s locations
  • Purchase a $5 or $10 School Tools Kit at any Bartell location that will be used to purchase the most-needed school supply and personal care items
  • Donate online:

Every donation made to School Tools provides at least one student the tools they need to get one step closer to achieving their dreams. Stop by your local Bartell’s location to donate school supplies and hygiene products today. Something as small as a pencil can make a world of a difference.