Local residents may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch offices of Sarah Nikle and Matthew DeVries during regular business hours until Aug. 31.
"As our world becomes more global, competition within our younger generations continues to rise, emphasizing the importance of a quality education," said Nikle. "We're proud to support the academic development of young minds in this community through this summer's school supply donation program.
"We're asking West Fargo residents to donate school supplies or volunteer their time," De Vries said. "These donations can add value as one more student will be provided with the appropriate tools to begin or continue his or her learning and development."
The items needed for the school supply drive include: tape (scotch, masking, duct), backpacks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, highlighters pencil boxes and pouches, notebooks, pens, erasers, binders, folders, and loose leaf paper; but all supplies are welcome.
The branch addresses are: 3306 Sheyenne Street, Suite 216 and 205 Sheyenne Street, Suite 1 in West Fargo.