The Bartholomew County School Supply Assistance Program is underway. Organizers say that Bartholomew County families who are in financial need may register children entering Kindergarten through 12th grade who are enrolled in any school throughout Bartholomew County. This includes the Flatrock-Hawcreek School Corporation and private schools. The program offers free basic school supplies.
To register, call United Ways 2-1-1, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preference will be given to those who register by July 20th.
If you would like to help, organizers say that donations are also being accepted. Financial donations are preferred, as they enable the committee to make bulk purchases. Tax-deductible cash, check or money order donations can be made payable and sent to BCSSAP, 1531 13th Street, Columbus, IN 47201. You should list School Supplies in the memo area. Material donations are being accepted at the United Way Center and Sans Souci. During 2017, over 2,000 students in Bartholomew County received free school supplies.