Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center needs your help to raise money for needy students
Story by Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor - email
YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – The Foundation
of Yuma Regional Medical Center is seeking your help so they can give school
supplies and backpacks to students in the community who cannot afford them.
The annual "Drive for School
Supplies," which is organized by the Foundation, hopes to ease the burden on
needy families before the first day of school.
The Foundation tells us they need to
raise $60,000 this year to provide backpacks and school supplies to Yuma County
Last year, they handed out more than
4,000 backpacks to kids in Yuma
County. "Every year the
need is growing," said Wayne Steffey, the Executive Director of the Foundation.
Steffey adds that his year they are
anticipating to give out about 4,500 backpacks.
Foundation is still looking for volunteers to help them fill and distribute the
can be made online at www.yumaregional.org.
In addition to monetary gifts, donations of school supplies like backpacks,
pencils, crayons, binders, folders, notebooks, rulers and erasers can be made
and are accepted at the Foundation, located at 399 West 32nd Street.
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